TIPS AND TRICKS WHEN APPLYING TO COLLEGE

TIPS AND TRICKS WHEN APPLYING TO  COLLEGE

Riley Austin, Editor

Applying to college is a stressful rite of passage for most high school students. It is only September, but any student can feel very overwhelmed when trying to determine when, where, and even how to apply to colleges. 

When thinking about colleges and where you should apply, you first need to determine what factors are most important to you. These factors can include financial matters, location, size of the school, if someone you know is going there, programs offered, scholarship opportunities, clubs and organizations, and the student to teacher ratio. Once you have determined which factors are most important to you, you can begin doing a deep dive into which colleges fit your criteria. This may still seem overwhelming; however, you have a lot of people to support you. Your teachers, parents, and fellow students can understand the potential stress that you are going through and can be a good support system for you. 

Another good idea when you begin applying to colleges is to create a list that includes all of your deadlines for applications and scholarships. The deadlines for this can include the early-decision deadline for your top choice college, and regular application deadlines for other schools. 

Transitioning from high school to college can be hard but simple tips like these can help you through this journey. Good luck!

https://www.collegeboard.org

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/preparing-for-school/apply/ten-tips.shtml

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/admissions-advice/how-write-great-college-application-essay