Applying for College

  • Think about your career plans and interests and decide which school is right for you.
  • Narrow your college choice list to 3 – 5 schools. Pick your dream school as well as a safety school. Always have a backup plan.
  • Start visiting college campuses.
  • Develop your résumé for employment or educational experiences. This is your chance to sell yourself!
  • Many college applications require an essay. Begin your outline and develop your essay. Remember, your English teachers and counselors are here to help.
  • Submit applications as soon as possible as competition is fierce. Ask teachers, coaches, mentors, and counselors to write a letter of recommendation. Give at least a week’s notice along with a copy of your résumé. Don’t forget to write a thank you note!
  • Request official copies of your transcript from the guidance office to send to the colleges you are applying. The cost for each transcript is $1.00. Allow 24 hours for processing. Students under 18 must have a parent signature.
  • Keep copies of all forms, essays, and other documents that you submit.
  • Use caution with email address, Face Book, and My Space Accounts. Email addresses/Face Book postings that are off color or show poor taste may affect college admission decisions.
  • If you haven’t taken ACT or SAT exams sign up to do immediately.