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May: Your Monthly Call Sheet for College Admissions

May 16, 2021

The first Tuesday of every month Role Call Prep shares a "monthly call sheet" to help you organize your college admissions applications, questions and concerns.


May: Your Monthly Call Sheet for College Dance Admissions

by Suzanne Jeffrey


It's almost summer! Here's what you should be thinking about now if you're a junior or senior...

Seniors

Here's what you should be thinking about now...

This is the month for your final testing - AP’s, IB’s, etc. After studying so much for your coursework and doing the absolute best that you can, be certain you get lots of sleep, eat properly, and don’t exhaust yourself. 


You still have lots to do for your new university life and if you want to get credit for all of your testing, you will need to be performing at your highest level.


Now that your final decisions and deposits have been made, don’t forget to answer all of those important emails about housing and meal plans and orientation.  All of them are SUPER important because they will help you with dorm life, meal plans, and even registration for your courses (so you can have the best schedule ever).

Juniors

Here's what you should be thinking about now...

This is an important month for you because of the testing that is happening now.


As I stated above for the seniors, after studying so much for your coursework and doing the absolute best that you can, be certain you get lots of sleep, eat properly, and don’t exhaust yourself.  These are important tests for you (obviously) because these are the scores that the universities will see when you apply, and admissions decisions will be made based on these test results.  


What are your summer plans? 


This month is also important because what you do this summer will be examined by the admissions department, along with your grades, test scores, and essay(s).  What you commit yourself to doing now shows your commitment to your dance activities as well as your learning/knowledge base.  You can, of course, continue your dance at a higher level of commitment (lessons, performances, summer “camp”) but you can also take those lessons along with doing something totally different. 


Want to learn how to cook French cuisine?  Want to paint?  Want to learn another dance form?  This is the time to do it, because you may not have another opportunity anytime soon.  Put yourself out there and explore the possibilities!


This is also the time to seriously research your university choices if you have not already done so.  Make a spreadsheet and categorize your choices into “Reach”, “Target”, and “Safety” schools (check out some of our past blogs for more info).  If possible, go visit some of those schools and try to envision yourself on that campus.  Perhaps speak with someone (student, professor) in the dance department to get an idea of what it is like to be a student on campus.  Try to keep a diary of these experiences.


You got this!

 

Questions or Concerns? Always feel free to reach out to us!


Photo Credit: Yunming Wang

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