Parents - we asked your students what they wished you knew about them and their college process at this point. Grab some tissues and read their heartfelt responses here.

Students - we are very proud of the hard work you've invested into this process. After long hours perfecting your essay, late nights formatting your activities list, and finally clicking the “SUBMIT” button, you might be surprised to learn that there are a few tasks yet to complete before your application will actually be complete and ready for review. Click here to make sure your application is complete.

October 1: FAFSA & CSS Profile Open (priority deadlines are as early as Dec 1). Here is a checklist of documents you'll need in order to apply for financial aid.

Oct 15/Nov 1: Early Action/Early Decision Application Deadlines. Don't know the difference between ED and EA? Learn more about which admission plan is right for you here.

We know there are a lot of "moving parts" in this process, especially this year. Your application strategy and timeline is tailored to you, so it's vital that you stay connected with your Bright Futures Counselor and follow through on your tasks.