Do your App, Take a Nap


Photo By: Alex Rozbicki

Mrs. Debbie Prentice assists Maesie Andrews in her college application.

Senior year is arguably the most important year in a student’s high school career, as it is filled with countless deadlines that need to be met, such as the deed of finishing college applications. The dreaded college application can suck the life out of Cam High’s upperclassmen and, with only mere months left of the 2013-2014 school year, waiting until the last minute may not be entirely beneficial for the typical, busy senior.

Karina Wang, senior, has bent over backwards to complete her applications in time. “I finished my applications before the deadline,” said Wang. “But it was very tedious just filling out the application itself…just filling out a lot of personal information.” Wang also said that the application process was worth it, “It was about finding the right balance between school and extracurriculars and standardized testing. It was a struggle but very rewarding.”

Nick Galan, senior, is right on schedule in terms of finishing his apps. “I should be finishing my apps as late as next Wednesday.” Like most seniors, Galan said creating the application itself was very testing, “At first it was tedious trying to think of ideas for the writing supplements, one of the toughest parts of the process. As I thought more about the topics and the prompts I gained more insight about what I read about and my application turned out to be great in my opinion.”

The essay is possibly the most difficult and important piece of the college application. According to The College Board, the essay allows the college admission officers to have a better idea of you, your character, and your strengths. To write an effective essay, The College Board is available to assist with trying students to accomplish this dutiful task.

As acceptance letters roll in across Camarillo,  Cam High seniors are spending late and sleepless nights-many of them polishing last minute paragraphs while re-thinking their past four years to see if they measure up.