Are You Considering College?
Where do I pick up a college application? There are many ways to retain a college application. You can either ask your guidance counselor for one, look up "common application" at collegeboard.com, or even ask the college of your choice to send you one. What information will the application form require? The application will obviously ask you your name, address, and the basics. You'll be required to list any sports, activities, or hobbies that you have participated in or enjoyed. All of your semester grades from high school will be sent out by your guidance counselor. Most colleges require you to take a standardized test (ACT or SAT). Those scores will be posted on the application. College essays are the biggy. This is where you get to show the college how you feel about something. You will be asked to respond on a topic they give you. Some good advice: Don't wait until the last minute to complete the essays.
What is Early admission/decision?
Early admission is sending in your application before regular admission candidates do. This allows you to know sooner whether you are accepted or not, which is convenient for those who want to make a decision earlier in the year. Early decision means if you apply to a college and get accepted, you must drop the other colleges you applied to and go to that school.
Are scholarships available?
Scholarships of all sorts are available. In order to find out what is out there waiting for you, there are many things you can do. You can ask your guidance counselor, church advisors, or even the manager of your job for a scholarship being offered. Sometimes colleges will send you scholarship applications, if you fit the criteria. You can fill out the applications, send them back, and the college will get back to you. If all else fails, check the internet. There are many scholarships out there. You just have to be willing to look and ask.
Should I visit the college's I am interested in?
Yes. Visiting college's are the only way to really get a feel of what is being offered. You will not be counted absent if you bring back a signed note stating that you were there. This opportunity is fabulous. If you get a chance, sign up for a tour. You will get to see the campus, eat lunch, and ask any personal questions you have. Some places offer a program where you can stay the night and attend classes with a student.
If you have any questions at all, if you are confused about anything, talk to a guidance counselor. They are working to help guide you in the right direction. Searching for Colleges? If you are having difficulty finding a college to attend, try this search site... Schools in the USA