#035 – We have reached one of the most important parts of the college admission process, on our senior year checklist, filling out the college application.
Today, we explore every area of the application and provide you with advice that will you avoid some of the pitfalls that, in the past, have affected others at this stage in the process.
We will discuss the information you will need to fill out the application, including personal information and information about your parents.
We will also go over elements about your academic history and achievements that you may have been earned while in high school, which will also be included in your application.
Our discussion also uncovers details about the Common App, which will more than likely be used by the colleges and universities to which you will apply.
We suggest students pay particular attention to three components of the application that necessitate the input of other people, and therefore, may hold back the application itself. That is something we do not want for any student to experience.
And lastly, we make an important announcement about a new episode of our podcast that will be uploaded in the middle of the week, and will concentrate on the hottest careers and professions now and in the near future.
Links mentioned on this episode:
College Metropolis Podcast, Episode #24. Details about the SAT and the ACT
College Metropolis Podcast, Episode #26. Conquering the SAT by Prepping using Khan Academy
Application Guide for First-Time Students, by the Common App
Common App Ready, by the Common App. (Meant to be for counselors). This is a complete toolkit of tips and best practices designed to help you complete the applications successfully and on time. Including resources dealing with each part of the Common App
Telling Your Story - How to Approach the Essay, by the Common App. Learn how to approach the Common App essay. For each of the seven prompts, they tell you what to think about, and what to ask yourself.
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