May 1 is a day to celebrate. For many schools, it's the deposit deadline for accepting your college admissions offer, and so you might be tempted to think it's also the end of your college application marathon.
Even after you have put down your deposit, you still have obligations you must meet in order to keep that spot in the incoming class. Plunking down money isn't the only hoop you have to jump through. (Although it's an important one. DO NOT MISS THE DEPOSIT DEADLINE. Seriously.)
You will also have to submit your final Senior year transcript when the time comes. And if you've slacked off or gotten into disciplinary trouble, that can cause problems, and might even result in your offer being revoked. And then you lose your spot. Oof. That can and does happen and it's heartbreaking. Don't let that be you.
Same goes for any other kind of conduct disclosure, like run-ins with the law. Keep your record clean. If you already had legal issues to disclose, don't go out and create new ones.
You've made it this far. Keep up the good work!
Anna Ivey is one of the founders of Inline. An experienced admissions consultant and a frequently cited media expert on the topic of college admissions, she is also co-author of the college admissions bible How to Prepare a Standout College Application. Learn more about Anna's background here.