As most of you know, it’s college application season! Although it’s exciting, it can be exhausting on top of school, YouTube, sleep, and a social life. There are certain struggles that come along with applying for colleges and I’m here to help you out with them! I know how you feel :).

Alright… let’s talk about the main complaint of college apps: the amount of time they take! Although some colleges’ and universities’ applications only take about ten minutes or so, some can take fooooorever! When I saw that a majority of the colleges I was applying to required essays, I wasn’t too excited! If you’ve come across some tricky or confusing prompts like me, you know what I’m talking about. Here’s my suggestion: get help from your English teacher! They’ll help you more than you think. They can not only give advice about how to write your essay but how to minimize the amount of time you put into them too. Perfect!

Another Chelsea Crockett - Jeremiah 29:11struggle is paying the price to apply to a college. You might be thinking, “Why do I have to pay if I might not even go there?” If money is tight and you don’t have a lot to spend on apps, write down the pros and cons of each college and narrow it down to your top three. This won’t only save you money but stress in the long run too!

Since hours spent on applications and essays isn’t enough, why not spend hours stressing about where you’ll end up for college too? My comfort for this comes from God and knowing that his plan is better mine. Just have faith and trust that everything will turn out right, wherever you end up. Just sit back and relax and let God take control!

Good luck! – Chels