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Prioritizing the Process - Your Application Portfolio

In Order of Importance for the college applications process:It really is this simple:

In an approximate order of importance:

  • Academic Record

  • SATs, ACTs

  • Well Crafted Application Essays

  • Volunteering,

  • (Other) Extracurricular

  • Your chance to shine, writing the
  • Supply special request portfolio items requested by university departments of athletes, musicians, dancers, actors, compositors, artists, graphic designers,choreographers, and others

    • Thoroughly read admission requirements for your intended colleges and intended major well before time to submit
  • The College Application.
  • Make paper copies to practice on, then copy to submit online.

    Admissions SItes for all Public Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

  • Plan for Teacher Recommendations. Generally for private schools and schools using the the Common Application, which is used by about 600 (mostly, but not only) private colleges and universities, to simplify applying to more than one school. Find a list of those schools at this site, forms for teacher recs and mid-year school reports.

    College Interviews, Mostly Private Schools

    What are my chances? Enter your scores and GPA to compare with college criteria

    College Tracker

    Financial Aid, always starting with the required FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is not nearly as daunting as people may think. In addition to the FAFSA, private school applicants may be required to submit the CSS Profile

  • A month-to-month schedule for your senior year: Stay on track

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  • Apply: Admissions Sites for all U.S. Public Colleges and Universities

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