College Application Checklist


Consult this checklist to ensure you've covered the most important aspects of the college application process.
_____ Investigate schools of interest
 Use college handbooks, websites, email.
 
_____ Visit college campuses
 Seeing is believing.
 
_____ SAT, ACT, and SAT II subject tests
 Determine when you need to take them.
 
_____ Develop or update your resume
 This is a valuable tool for filling out applications and requesting recommendations.
 
_____ Decide who to ask for college recommendations
 Choose people who you know well and can brag.
 
_____ Allow enough time to perfect your college essay(s).
 Some students can use the same essay for all their applications, others may need up to 3 essays for a single application.
 
_____ Begin applications
 Many applications are available online in August.
 
_____ Be aware of application and financial aid deadlines
 Don't wait until the last minute.