Updated: Jul 19
It's hard to believe that your time in high school is almost over! It feels like just yesterday. You were starting freshman year, trying to find your way around the school and figure out where your classes were.
But now you're a senior! And it's time to enjoy your final year before you head off to college.
Here are five tips to make the most out of your senior year.
#1 Get Involved in Extracurriculars
One of the best ways to make the most of your senior year is to get involved in extracurricular activities. There's something for everyone, from sports teams to clubs to after-school programs! This is your chance to try something new or dive deeper into something you're passionate about.
So, join a club, start a club, run for student government—get your hands dirty and have some fun! And who knows, you might even discover a hidden talent or passion you didn't know.
Plus, it's also a great way to beef up your college applications. Colleges are always looking for well-rounded students, so participation in these activities is a great way to show that you're more than just a good student. As your college admissions coach, we will surely use these to boost your application and essays.
And getting involved will also help you meet new people and make new friends. You'll never know. You might meet your inspiration for college.. So, wait no more! Join that club!
#2 Challenge yourself academically
If you've been coasting through high school with minimal effort, now is the time to step it up! Take more challenging classes, push yourself to get better grades, and develop good study habits that will serve you well in college (or the real world).
If there's a class that you've always been interested in but never had the chance to take, this is your opportunity to take it finally. Your senior year is a great time to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. And if there's a subject that you've always struggled with, this is also an excellent time to get some extra help so that you can end your high school career on a high note!
And when it comes to your SAT or ACT, our team in Mr. MBA will be on your side. We will plan your studies, monitor your progress, and provide you with general guidelines to ensure you ace the test.
So, challenge yourself academically now and push yourself to learn something new with us!
#3 Spend Time with Your Friends
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but spending time with your friends during your last year in high school is important. These are people you've grown up with and who know you better than anyone else. So, go on adventures, have some sleepovers, and go to concerts and sporting events.
Senior year is often called "the best year of your life" for a reason. Cherish the time you have together and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, just do whatever you love to do with the people who matter most to you! #friendsforever
#4 Start Planning for College
It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to do after high school. If you haven't already, research colleges or careers that interest you. The sooner you start planning, the smoother your transition into adulthood.
We all know that the college application process can be daunting, but starting planning for it early is essential so that you're not overwhelmed come senior year. Begin by researching the schools that you're interested in and figure out what their admissions requirements are.
But don't sweat too much! We will help you throughout the entire process, from looking for the best school for you to your interviews. What you can do now is to start building your resume with extracurriculars, leadership roles, volunteer experiences, etc. These will help us to make a robust application!
#5 Just Enjoy Yourself!
Last but not least, remember just to enjoy yourself! Senior year is a busy time, but don't forget to take some time and relax! This is your last year of high school, so savor every moment… even if those moments are spent studying for exams or writing papers (hey, we can't all be fun all the time!).
Cherish your friendships and experiences because before long, they'll all be gone, and you'll be left wondering where the time went. So, enjoy being a teenager and savor these last few months before heading to college or entering the workforce.
Relax, have fun and enjoy every minute of your senior year!
Wrapping It Up
Senior year is an exciting time full of new opportunities and experiences. There's so much to do and discover, and it's essential to make the most of it. By following these tips, you'll indeed have a terrific final year of high school!
And once you’re ready to take the next step for your college application, Mr. MBA will be on your side! We know the process inside and out, and we can help you every step of the way – from finding the right program to polishing your essays. We’ll ensure you have everything you need to succeed – from start to finish. Contact us today!
Best of luck, seniors! You've got this!