so many scholarships and applications @ @

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Hey Tay,

I just wanted to write a quick thank you for being there for me and for us. We are all well aware of the fact that you do not have to spend you’re days and nights on tumblr with us and so we are all so thankful that you care enough to have a small glimpse into our lives. So thank you. Right now I’m currently almost done with my junior year in high school (and looking so forward to graduation and college you have no idea) but I’m so stressed and overwhelmed with the amount of people telling me that I have to look at this or that school, this or that scholarship, have these or those scores, these or those classes, start this or that application etc. It’s so confusing and overwhelming especially when you haven’t idea what you’re doing. I want to be a graphic designer but do you know how many people have told/asked me if I’m ready to be a starving artist living in my parents basement for the rest of my life? I wanna be able to make the decision on my own and reach for my goal but literally everyone has some sort of input of why I’m wrong about this or that. Well, with allllllll that being said, I just want to say thanks again for your music and interaction with us to distract me from the stress. I’m already an overly stressed person by nature and this is just weighing me down to the point where I can’t sleep but can listen to your music instead. I love you so much and hope that you have a great day.

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Thanks and love you again,
Emily

Pace Yourself

The CommonApp is OPEN!

Application season has officially begun and it might seem like you’re off to the races in an attempt to be done.

Stop right there. Hold on. Take your time.

I strongly believe you never need to spend more than an hour a day on application time. (More on this belief HERE)

While I recommend sitting down with your parents and filling out the demographic information for the CommonApp this week (my brother and I a little over a year ago sat at our kitchen table with a plate of snacks and didn’t get up until it was done). It should take a little over an hour. Write down your answers to everything so you can add it for separate applications.

Do the set up, add your schools.
Though you’re ready to go, many schools aren’t and won’t even have their supplements ready yet. If they do write them down with the due dates and application specifics (2 recs or 3? Supplement for major? Scholarship application there or separate?).

For schools that don’t use the commonapp go start your application on their portals.

Then, the next day, start working on your resume. Put in a LOT of effort on your commonapp resume since it’s the one that will actually be read. Space is limited, make the best of it. Sending a separate one isn’t necessary unless you have something that really really doesn’t fit and is extremely important (ex: I sent in my acting resume because it was fairly extensive). A paper resume on top of your commonapp resume is just an extra piece of paper that they probably won’t read because the information is there on your commonapp in a shorter form.

Remember, though school is creeping up, you don’t really need to spend more than an hour a day filling out the applications. The process takes time, don’t make it drag.

Pace yourself. This is a marathon, not a sprint.