Double click anywhere & add an idea What do I need to get started with the college application Process? Letters of Recommendation:
Find a teacher, counselor or administator that has known you for awhile.
Make sure you allow them at least a week to write your letter.
Give them an academic resume showing your accomplishments, activities, and experiences.
Make copies and keep them to use for other college and scholarship applications. Personal Essays:
Some college applications will require an essay.
Make one really good essay that can be altered to work with different applications. Examples of College application Essays:
Common Application Personal Essay - Please write an essay (250 words minimum) on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed below, and attach it to your application.
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.
Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.
A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. Common Application: One application that you complete to apply to several different schools. See www.commonapp.org to see which schools are members.
Keywords to look for when applying online:
Apply online The College Application Process Most colleges want you to apply online. Google the college you are interested in and look for an admissions tab. It costs to apply to college. Check with your college of interest to detmine if there is an application fee. If you are on free or reduced lunch you might be able to have the fee waived. You may be able to continue applying online and then send in a waiver later or you might have to download an application and fill it out by hand. $ Things you may need..... Other information
www.collegeboard.com is a good website to find out what your college of interest wants from you. Check to see if your college wants ACT scores. Do they want them sent directly to the them from ACT? Do they require the writing portion? Make sure your college of interest offers your major. Keep your counselor in the loop! Your application is not complete until we send your transcript and other information! Keep it neat! Check your email often! Create a professional email account! Now you're ready to applySee the full transcript