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Applying to College: Chapter Summary
Applying to college can be a daunting and overwhelming process for any student, but with the right information and support it doesn't need to be impossible. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors provide you with expert tips for meeting all of your deadlines, crafting the best possible college application and maximizing your chances of being admitted into the college(s) of your choice. This chapter includes:
Deciding Where to Apply
Once you've done your research, narrowed your options and have an idea of how many colleges you want to apply to, how do you determine which ones? Our experienced counselors have practical advice for determining your final list of potential colleges.
Meeting Your Application Deadlines
If you're applying to multiple colleges, you'll likely have some competing deadlines. Some colleges may require letters of recommendation; some may have an early decision deadline. We'll show you how to set an application timeline that ensures you don't miss any deadlines.
Crafting a Strong Application
Your application is all the admissions committee has to evaluate whether or not you're a good fit for that campus, so it's important that you maximize your opportunities to shine. Learn how to make the most out of every aspect of your application - particularly the dreaded essay section. If you're applying to colleges that use the common application, we've got you covered there too!
1. Deciding Where You'll Apply to College
Applying to college is both time-consuming and expensive, so you need to narrow down your college choices and figure out which ones to apply to. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the ways that you can do this.
2. Understanding the College Application Timeline
Applying to college can be overwhelming, especially because there are so many deadlines to keep track of! Watch this lesson to find out more about different types of deadlines and how to be organized enough to get everything done on time.
3. When and How to Use the Common Application
Applying to college can be an overwhelming process. To make it simpler, many schools accept the common application. Watch this lesson to find out what the common application is, who accepts it, and what the requirements are.
4. How to Navigate the College Application Process
Applying to college can feel overwhelming. In this lesson, we'll look at the application process, including when to start, what to do during the application process and where students should go to get answers to questions they might have.
5. Tips for Crafting a Strong College Application
Applying to college can be a stressful time! In this lesson, we'll take a look at the elements of a strong application, including general tips for creating a competitive application and tips specific to creating a good personal essay.
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