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College application deadlines? Watch this Yule Dog video while you work

Winter break is great. You can watch Netflix, sleep, watch cute animal videos on YouTube ... except if it's winter break your senior year of high school.

Then you’re probably spending winter break working on college applications. Have you finished your Common App? How many people have edited your essay? What about those recommendation letters?

January 15 is the application deadline for Seattle Pacific University, and with deadlines coming up, this is the perfect time to focus on getting yours done. If you’re someone who likes to have a video or music playing in the background, we put something together for you.

You may have seen Yule Log videos — a warm, crackling fire set to Christmas music — we’ve made a Yule Log video. Ineliz, our admissions director, brought her dog, Oso, to Seattle Pacific’s Weter Lounge to film a video in front of the fireplace.

As you’re working on your application, we hope Oso’s fireside Christmas can help you power through.

As you plan for college, our admissions counselors have some advice for maximizing your financial aid and scholarships.

Winter break is a great time for Netflix.

Kristen speaking

Kristen is watching The Office and Stranger Things.

It’s also a great time to work on college applications.

Oso gives a low five

Seattle Pacific’s application deadline is January 15.

College essays always take time.

Oso the dog high fives

You’ll probably want to find a couple of people who can review them.

If you do an official Seattle Pacific visit before May 1, 2018, you’ll get a visit scholarship.

Oso and Ineliz

Visiting campus is one of the best ways to tell if a college could feel like home. SPU Friday events are one of the most popular ways to do that. But if you’d like to spend the night in our residence halls, make sure to add on a Falcon Night (the Thursday evening before).

File the FAFSA to maximize your financial aid and scholarships.

Oso chews on the box

It only takes 30 minutes to complete. January 15 is the priority deadline for freshmen to complete the FAFSA, and it’s what helps us make sure you get the maximum amount of financial aid and scholarships. You can also look for scholarships available from agencies and organizations outside of Seattle Pacific.

Don’t let the time — or potential free money — slip away.

Oso watches the box fall

Set aside time to work on your college applications this break. And if you like to have a video on in the background … We’ll be here.

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