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Before You Get Here: Watch some classic movies

We’ve all got those movies we know we should have seen by now and just haven’t gotten around to yet. Maybe “watch Casablanca” just never made it to the top of your to-do list, or finally watching Fight Club just didn’t seem as important as acing that trig final, or you’ve just never heard of Accepted.

This summer is the perfect time to fix all that.

Grab your friends, grab some popcorn, and settle in for a good, old-fashioned movie marathon. This is a great way to spend time with those friends who might be going away to different schools, or to head off any “I can’t believe you haven’t seen this” comments from the friends you’ll make when you get here.

And just in case you’re not sure where to start, here are a couple recommendations from your friendly neighborhood Admissions Officers.

Karla Reigosa recommends The Art of Getting By:

I think a lot of us feel like we are just getting by, and this film makes those of us who may feel ordinary find the uniqueness in all those things others may find ordinary.

GIF: The Art of Getting By

Ashlea Quitter recommends Good Will Hunting:

This award-winning story follows a young janitor at MIT who begins to recognize his own talents and comes to know himself. It will inspire you to follow your talents and reach your potential.

GIF: Good Will Hunting

If you really want to commit to a summer of cinematic college prep, check out these lists of must-sees from Her Campus, USA Today, USA Today again, and Thought Catalog. By the time you’re done, you’ll be well equipped to bond over pop culture with your new roommates, housemates, and classmates.

Have a great summer, and see you this fall!

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