On top of homework, exams and extracurriculars, the college application process can feel like an overwhelming addition to an already packed schedule.

However, if you take charge and prioritize your time, you can find a balance between applying to school and managing your other commitments. You can even save time to spend with your friends — it just takes a little advanced planning.

Here are some strategies to help you manage your time, so you can submit your very best college application without sacrificing your senior year responsibilities.