Well, it's the middle of August. In a matter of days, most rising high school seniors will be starting their final high school years. This is where you may find that time speeds up. It's like you are suddenly on fast-forward. The days rush by in a blur -- and applications will be due before you know it.
Are you a rising senior? For those of you applying to college choosing the Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) route, those early November application deadlines will hover like a shroud over you as you try to decide on a Halloween costume. If you've been diligent over the summer, you may have already written your Common Application essay and reviewed and possibly completed other requirements of your applications. If so, my hat's off to you, even though I rarely wear a hat!