Applying to College
- Letters of Recommendation: Who, When and How
Your college applications will require letters of recommendation. This guide outlines who to ask, when to ask and what to ask.
- The Truth About Grades and Test Scores
As you pour out the effort to write essays and build portfolios, you may be asking: Do colleges really just want my GPA and test scores? Knowing the emphasis different colleges place on your “stats” can help you decide where to apply.
- The Role of the College Admissions Officer
An admissions officer may seem like an intimidating figure, but educating yourself about their job can help you better speak to their needs and get them on your side.
- The Common Application, Universal College Application and Your ApplicationTwo Web services offer students the ability to apply to multiple colleges with one basic application. Find out if these are good options for your college application.
- What to do After You ApplyJust because your applications are out doesn’t mean the work is over. Find out what to do after your applications are sent, and how to handle being accepted or waitlisted.
- Ten Tips to Make Your College Application Essay ShineYour college application essay is an opportunity to show admissions officers who you are, how you think and what makes you tick. Here’s some advice to translate what you already know about yourself into an essay that will make a great impression.
- How Many College Applications Should You Send?Sending out more applications doesn’t necessarily increase your odds of being admitted to colleges. But there are some guidelines to follow when deciding how many applications to send.
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