College Applications - Where do I Begin?

You'll be glad to know that a lot of the application work has already occurred. Really! A strong application starts in your freshman year of high school, with solid grades and extracurricular involvement. Your challenge now is to learn how to package what you've already accomplished in the best light possible. Before you begin tackling applications, take a moment to read about the Admission Process and read our Tips for Applying as that will help you understand what is important to Admission officers as they review your application materials. Two of the hardest tasks students face is asking for recommendations and drafting their college essays, and we can help you with both. The biggest piece of advice we can offer is to use the application as your chance to establish who you are and tell your story. Learning how to stand out in the application pool is as critical as meeting the deadlines. We'll answer any questions you have and suggest you use our College Application List to keep track of the colleges that make your short list. Start working now and by the time the application season rolls around, you'll be ahead of the game.