Tackling the College Admission Process written by computer science student Akash Dharamshi, is a complete guide for you to take the most effective step in preparing your student for the college admission process. During the summer or during the school year, you can use this guide as the x factor in your student’s college preparation.
Seniors planning to attend a four-year university next August 2016 must complete the following:
Take or re-take the SAT/ACT
Visit college campuses; talk to admission officers on campus.
Complete college applications during the first semester of the senior year. Don’t wait until the deadline.
Visit the colleges’ financial aid office to see what aid is available at a particular college. Each college has a pool of money available for scholarships and this money is usually available on a first come, first served basis. Remember, financial aid includes scholarships, loans, grants, personal savings and work study programs.
Check with the college admissions’ office to see if you need to take a THEA or other placement test. Some colleges will not allow you to register for classes without placement information.
Obatain a Wildcat profile packet to give to teachers, counselors and others that you are requesting a recommendation letter from. Remember to always provide your recommender with a stamped envelope with the college’s address typed on the front ( no return address). Allow the recommender three weeks to prepare the letter.