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The real meaning of Thanksgiving for college applicants

November 14th, 2023

Thanksgiving is a day inspired by gratitude, to give thanks and gather with loved ones. What better way to express gratitude than checking off a major task on your senior to-do list? Trust me on this one, your whole family will be grateful as well. This short break in November gives seniors who haven’t yet submitted all applications time for serious work on what is remaining. Set your goal to complete this phase of the process by the end of Thanksgiving break so you can truly enjoy your longer winter break.

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The article linked below from The Oakland Press has some great ideas to keep you focused over the upcoming break so you can feel grateful for productivity, time with family and your future. Although written two years ago, it continues to resonate.

Article referenced below from The Oakland Press, written by Barbara Connolly, published November 15, 2021

The real meaning of Thanksgiving for college applicants

The start of the holiday season carries so many meanings — food, family and giving gifts. But for high school students applying to college, Thanksgiving break also represents an important window of time, between the early application deadlines and the homestretch of their admissions journeys.

At this point, some students may have already submitted several college applications, while others are just getting started. Deadlines, decisions and comparisons can loom large, causing stress and anxiety.

So, what should students be doing right now to move ahead in the college application process?

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