Yes, we're already talking about college applications for your soon-to-be 12th graders! But don't panic, there's plenty of time. Start by looking to see which colleges accept the Common Application. If a school your student is interested in accepts it, start filling it out early. Next step is thinking about the SAT or ACT. Did you know your teen can take the SAT in August? Mark your calendars: The late registration deadline for the August 26th SAT is August 15th. And parents, do not write the personal essay for your teen!