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Final college application deadlines for fall 2022 are due in January and February (unless the school has rolling admissions). If you are still writing your last few essays, check to see if the college has an admissions blog. Many times admission officers will tell you exactly what they are looking for when reviewing your application. Look on YouTube for more tips. For example, Notre Dame has tips from counselors on how to answer their essay questions. One tip includes how students from low-income backgrounds approach the personal statement. Another covers writing about another interest you have outside of your intended major. Not all colleges blog about admissions, but it's worth the effort if it helps you submit a better application.