Start your application early. You never know if there’s going to be another thing added into your bajillion and one things to do for college apps. Do not wait until the last day to submit your application because that’s what all the procrastinators are going to do and you want to make sure yours gets in. Get it in a few days before.
But most of all, be confident in your abilities to get into this school. Because you are fabulous. I mean, you have to be. Your top choice is Davis.
For me, it depends on what class I am taking. Core classes like chemistry, biology, or classes you KNOW will require the textbook and you are not going to be dropping, order them before. For other classes, wait a day or two of class before ordering textbooks to determine if you’re really going to need them. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve ordered textbooks for classes that I only glanced at once or twice.
the downside? long lines at the bookstore. the upside? awesome bookstore employees that are really fast at getting you out of there :D
The rest of us:
I’ll start: bring Blink-182 to Davis!!!