About This Chapter
How to Apply to College: Chapter Summary
Whether you are applying to a new college or trying to transfer from one college to another, the paperwork can seem intimidating, but with a better understanding of how it all works, you can get through the application process with ease. Let our academic and guidance counselors provide you with sound strategies for getting through the application process, crafting well-written application essays, and submitting your applications by deadline. This chapter discusses:
Figuring out which application you need
There are many different types of applications for college, and with so much real and virtual paperwork it's easy to get confused. Our lessons help you identify each type of college application, including transfer applications, readmission applications, and new admissions applications.
Understanding the application process
After you figure out which application you need to submit, you still have to go through the whole process of submitting it. In this chapter you'll learn what information you need to gather before you start filling in your college application. Likewise, you will discover the importance of watching your application deadlines and find out how your application is reviewed.
Building the best application
You can't craft a strong application unless you know what your reviewer wants. Our experienced academic advisors discuss which elements make a college application stand out from the crowd.
1. College Transfer Application: Definition & Requirements
Transferring from one college to another can be a daunting process. This lesson will explore the college transfer application process and will end with a quiz to test what you have learned.
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. 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.
4. 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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