June: This is gonna be easy
July: I have plenty of time
Eh, I'll wait until the Common App comes out on August 1. I'll still have a whole month to write my supplements.
August: Eh, not really feeling it now...
It's a great time to create college photo collages! This counts as being productive, right?
September: Checking in w/teachers about writing LORs
"Hey...remember me? That kid in your math class last year...? Might you still possibly be up for writing a page of nice things about me?"
October: OH SHOOT SOMETHING'S DUE
I didn't realize applying early decision meant that I had to get my application in early!
November: More supplements???
Why on earth did I apply to so many schools?!
DEADLINES, DEADLINES, EVERYWHERE.
Wait, there's more to do after I submit my application?!
February: Nail-biting begins
In which I second guess everything I wrote in my application essays and everything I said in alum interviews and whether or not it'll be enough to get me in and WHY CAN'T APRIL 1 BE HERE ALREADY
March: DECISIONS ARRIVE
It's a roller coaster of a month. My friends and I get rejected from schools we expected to get into, we get in to some colleges we didn't expect to.
April: Where should I go?
Why do they only give us a month to decide where to spend the next four years of our lives?
Statement of Intent to Register? Check. Deposit? Check. Relief about finally being done with this crazy process? Check.