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Ch 5: How to Apply to College

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter walk you through the college application part of the transfer process. The details and suggestions offered in these lessons can help you complete your applications on time and increase your chances of getting accepted.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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