How do I Apply to College?

The College Application Process: Fall of 2017

Download These files:

  1. Senior Brag Sheet

  2. Fatal Flaws for the College Essay

  3. Common Application: Explanation for Terms used to classify College Admission preferences

  4. Master List of all common Application Colleges, and their Admissions Requirements

  5. The Common Application Essays, as well as some suggestions on addressing the prompts

  6. Brief but helpful guide to the Common Application

  7. Early Action vs. Early decision: what do these two terms mean?

  8. Graphic Organizer for the Common Application Essays

  9. Three Step outline Graphic organizer for the Common Application Essays

  10. How to use the College Board Site to search for schools that will be a good fit.

  11. PowerPoint on writing your Personal Statement - The Common Application Essay

  12. PowerPoint on navigating and filling out the Common Application

  13. Some Big Ideas concerning the Common Application Essay do I approach the process of getting into college???

Day to Day concerns. Fall Testing:


  1. 2016-2017 SAT ® Test Dates

    1. November 5, 2016                Registration: October 7, 2016

    2. December 3, 2016                Registration: November 3, 2016

  2. ACT Registration Test Dates

    1. October 22, 2016    September 16, 2016

    2. December 10, 2016    November 4, 2016


Day to Day concerns. Being a student:


  1. Feed your GPA Every Day.

    1. Don't assume that colleges are only going to be looking at your grades from freshman to junior year.

    2. You should keep in mind as well that after college admissions letters are sent they will pay attention to how you finish your senior year.

      1. If colleges detect a fall off in your grade, they can easily pull your application.

      2. This means that you work until the final bell, and that includes may and June

  2. You should be considering getting a recommendation from two teacher: one from math and Sciences and the other from the Humanities.
  3. You should also consider getting a letter of recommendation from someone outside of school who knows you well: this could be a boss from a job, a professor from a summer class, a clergy member from your house of worship, or a mentor from a program that you have been a part of.
  4. Deadlines matter in this "business"...that applies to fees for the SAT/ACT as well as application dates for your college admissions.