Let's talk about the final leg of your high school career -- that long haul from January to June. Or maybe January to May, if you graduate in May ("January to June," though, is a better alliteration).
From a college admissions perspective, this period of time applies not only to those of you who have been accepted Early Decision (ED) or the various types of Early Action (EA), but also to those of you awaiting your Regular Decision (RD) outcomes over the coming several months. I'm talking about the dangers of senioritis. Let's define that term.