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How to Apply to College: Guidance Counseling

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  • Available Lessons: 42
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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The lessons in this course provide you with practical advice on selecting colleges to apply to and useful pointers for filling out applications. Use the information presented to make a more informed decision about your educational future.
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6 chapters in How to Apply to College: Guidance Counseling

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Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
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Ch 2. Evaluating Colleges {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44663].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - How to Decide Where To Apply to College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13728].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13728].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Choose a College Location Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13840].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13840].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What is Accreditation? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17232].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17232].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Evaluate Your College Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13618].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13618].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Evaluating the Academics of a College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13848].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13848].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Comparing Large and Small Colleges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13844].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13844].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Tips for Comparing Public and Private Colleges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13841].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13841].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Colleges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17231].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17231].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Decide Which Student Services Are Important for You Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How to Research and Compare Schools Without a College Visit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Attending a College Fair: Preparation & Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44664].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44664].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Standardized Tests for College Admissions {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44665].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is the SAT? - History, Changes & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Registering for the SAT and What to Bring on Test Day Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14826].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14826].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What is the ACT? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19329].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19329].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Registering for the ACT and What to Bring on Test Day Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19332].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19332].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is the TOEFL? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28273].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28273].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28273].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28273].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Registering for the TOEFL & What To Bring Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28275].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28275].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Completing College Applications {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44667].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Understanding the College Application Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17267].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17267].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - When and How to Use the Common Application Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17268].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17268].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Navigate the College Application Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17269].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17269].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Choosing References for College Admissions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44668].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44668].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The College Admissions Interview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Tips for Crafting a Strong College Application Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17270].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17270].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Options for Paying for College {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44670].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Understanding Your Work-Study Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Applying for Scholarships at Your College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Applying for Private Scholarships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Types of Scholarships for College Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39969].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39969].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Find Scholarships for College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39970].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39970].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Scholarship Application Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39972].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39972].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Federal Grants & Loans for College Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Types of Grants for College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Apply for College Grants Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. College Admissions Decisions {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[44671].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - College Acceptance Letters: Process & Results Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44672].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44672].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Factors to Consider Before Enrolling in a College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Dealing with Rejection or Deferral From a College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - College Waitlists: Benefits & Steps Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Ethics of College Deposits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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