Since many colleges operate under a February 1 application deadline, hopefully you have narrowed down your list of college choices and submitted all your college applications. Here are a few things you can do while you await – perhaps anxiously – an acceptance decision from your schools:

– Register for any Advanced Placement (AP) exams you want to take in May

– Contact your colleges and confirm they received all necessary application materials and financial aid forms

–  Make plans for the summer – If you are interested in an internship or summer job, start searching now for the best variety and apply early to get a leg up on any competition

Good luck!