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What You Need to Know When Applying For College

Here are some tips when applying to colleges:

  1. Keep track of deadlines.

  2. Ensure you've taken on rigorous courses (i.e. Honors; AP; IB; Dual Enrollment).

  3. Request recommendation letters in advance from teachers and/or guidance counselors who have witnessed your growth or challenges you've overcome.

  4. Write a personal essay that reflects who you are.

  5. Involvement in extracurricular activities/volunteer opportunities within your school and in the community.

  6. Request copies of your high school transcript.

  7. Submit your SAT/ACT scores.

  8. Make sure you visit the campuses of the colleges you are applying to.

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