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Seventeen: College Goals

An Insider's Guide to Finding and Getting Into A School You'll Love

The only thing standing between you and that college life is figuring out where you might want to go, completing your applications, writing a killer essay, scoring solid test scores, shining in your activities, getting glowing recommendations, and . . . okay, that’s a lot. But even though being accepted into college can seem big and overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be.

That’s where Seventeen’s College Goals comes in. This stress-free guide—part-planner, part journal—will help walk you through the step-by-step process of applying to colleges. There are pages filled with practical cheat sheets, handy life hacks, thoughtful tips, fun quizzes, inspiring quotes from your favorite celebs and leaders, and prompts that will push you to self-reflect. (After all, that’s what college essays are all about!) This way, you can freak out less about if you’ll get in, and actually start thinking about which school’s offer you’re going to accept.

Quiz: How well do you take care of yourself?
1. How many nights a week do you stay up late?
a. None—because beauty sleep!
b. Not often, but hey, sometimes keeping up with your Snapstreaks can cause you to lose track
of time.
c. Almost. Every. Night. It’s the only time you have to study.
 
2. Have you ever skipped a meal because you were insanely busy?
a. Never. This girl gets hangry.
b. You’ve been known to swap the salad bar for a study sesh from time to time.
c. Yes, every day—the caf food totally sucks anyway.
 
3. You’re stressing over a paper that’s due next week. Your plan:
a. Go for a run to clear your mind.
b. Worry sick about it but
still make time for a quick Netflix break.
c. Huddle up in your room until it’s done and you’re sure it’s A-worthy.
YOUR SCORE
Mostly As: You prioritize self-care, which is really great—it’s key to feeling amazing.
Mostly Bs (or a mix of letters): You juggle a lot and can usually handle it, but sometimes your health takes a hit.
Mostly Cs: Girl, it’s time to focus on you.
 

"With the perfect mix of essential advice and introspective prompts, Seventeen: College Goals is part planner, part journal—and will help you ace (and enjoy!) the process of applying to colleges."

– Girls' Life