Note all of the deadlines that your college offers, and then apply as early as you can, while still turning in a very polished app that you worked really hard on. You should work for several months on most of these applications. When something really matters, we spend time and love on it.
Pray that the answer is no, but sadly, friend, some do. It’s usually the famous names that want these extra tests, but check the policy on the websites and copy/paste it into your spreadsheet. This policy can change from year to year, so I tend to trust the website and only the website on this one. And watch the language they use! Require is different from recommending or strongly suggest…
9. Can you visit the campus?
If you can, by all means, DO! Not only is it fun, but it shows the college that you are serious, and everyone loves someone who loves them. Make sure your visit
is registered and official, booked through the Office of Admissions so they know you were there!
10. Who is your personal admissions representative at that college?
This is great to know for when you have any questions. Don’t be annoying, but don’t be afraid. Just be wise. This is the person who will be reading your app and deciding if you get in or not, so be polite and courteous at all times. Show your passion for the school, and remember, these people love teenagers. If they didn’t, there are 100 other offices on campus where they would be working.
Use these tips to stay organized and motivated during application season! Oh, and don’t forget to use CollegeMapper