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.