College admissions officers—particularly those at selective colleges—like applicants who show drive and initiative year-round.
So, while it’s important to relax a bit during the summer, it’s also important to engage in meaningful activities.
Unfortunately, many students have little time to consider the summer while school is in session—they’re too busy juggling their schoolwork and extracurricular activities.
For this reason, spring break is an ideal time for students to pause and consider their summer plans. It’s also a good time to apply to summer programs with limited enrollment (many such programs fill up well before June).