Admissions Tips – Some New and Old Reminders
The tips below are excerpts from Countdown to College: 21 ‘To Do’ Lists for High School by Valerie Pierce (Reprint by permission from the author.) Much has changed since she first published her suggestions but many of her tips are still practical reminders for all college bound students and their parents.
College admissions is more competitive than ever before. So one theme that is vital to remember is to demonstrate your sincere interest in the school. Interact and follow the schools you are interested in through each social media platform that the school supports. Most schools have Twitter, Facebook and even SnapChat accounts. Follow each and they will likely know it.
And remember these great tips!
|The ‘hot’ college that everyone in your class wants to go to will be harder to get accepted. Too many applicants from one school can cut down your chances. If there’s a school you want to go to, keep your mouth shut!
||If you don’t need financial aid—let ’em know. If the school is short on funds or loaded with applicants who need aid, it may help.
||Don’t just apply to ‘reach’ schools. Include at least one ‘safety’ school in the bunch. You don’t want to end up with 6 rejections and no place to go.
||Didn’t make the ‘cut’ at the college of your choice? Find out what community college that school uses as its ‘feeder’ school. Do your 2 year core curriculum there and you’ll be able to transfer. It’s a great way to save money, too.