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5 steps for college apps

  • Published at 12:14 am September 6th, 2017
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5 steps for college apps
Applying to college can be daunting, but taking a step by step approach will allow you to succeed. This month, a lot of students are planning to apply for college next year, so here are a few pointers to help them out. Specific college admissions requirements vary from college to college (always check with the ones you are applying to), but luckily the basics are largely the same. Make sure you take care of all the details the college application requires.

Fill out the application

As part of the admissions process, you’ll be required to fill out some basic application paperwork, which will include personal information about yourself and your high school career, like extracurricular activities you participated in.

Write the admissions essay

You will also have to write an admissions essay when applying to college. Usually the school will provide a number of prompts for you to choose from. In some cases, you may be able to choose your own topic. Be sure to proofread your college admissions essay carefully.

Gather supplemental materials

Some colleges require college recommendation letters. These usually come from teachers who are familiar with your work. Some students may also get recommendations from coaches, community service organisers, or other adults who can attest to the student’s skills and work ethic.

Receive your acceptance letter

Even if you’ve started getting acceptance letters, the process of applying to college is not complete. Once you are done deciding which university you would like to attend, you’ll have to let the school know that you have decided to accept its offer of admission. After this, there will be even more paperwork to sort out, like filling out housing forms and signing up for campus meal plans. The school should send you all the information and paperwork you need.

Tips: Just for International Students

Admissions requirements for international students applying to college will include some extra challenges. From taking the TOEFL or other standardized English language test, to obtaining a visa, international students should be sure to find out what additional requirements they need to fulfill.