We're about to turn the corner and head into another New Year. This has been a year like no other. That's a phrase that we hear frequently. Literally, every year is a year like no other because it's an entirely different year, every year. That seems obvious and almost nonsensical, but the "unlike no other year" phrase can apply (and usually does apply) to high schoolers, also.
The majority of my posts here on Admit This! concern high school juniors and seniors and sometimes current college students. That demographic focus is due primarily because high school juniors and seniors are the ones most urgently concerned about college admissions, which is the general focus of this blog. Seniors come under stress immediately with the start of their senior year. That pressure is the result of early application deadlines that loom at November 1, which arrives quicker than Santa on Christmas Eve.