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Tips to Consider as College Application Season Begins

Tips to Consider as College Application Season Begins

For high school seniors, college application season is here or will be here soon depending on the college you want to attend. Filling out the college application should be taken seriously so all of your hard work in high school will pay off with you being admitted to one or several universities.

However, you definitely need to be aware of some specific things to do and avoid as you meander through the application process.

Here is a list of advice you should think about following:

1. Analyze Your Social Media Accounts

In a recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep, 31% of college admissions officers said they had visited a applicant’s Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them. In addition, 30% of admissions officers said they had discovered information online that had negatively affected an applicant’s prospects.

So, be smart. Make sure your social media shows you in a positive light so it can only enhance your chances if seen by a college admission officer.

2. Stay True on Your Application

In the very competitive market of college admissions, students may want to “juice” up their application to make them sound better. Stick to the facts and don’t embellish. If a college finds out you have lied, it may wonder if you will also be academically dishonest.

3. Take Your Application Essay Seriously

The essay portion of the college application allows the college to see who you are and why it should consider you for admission. It is the one section of the application where you can be personal and show why you would be a great contributor to the college you are applying to.

Advanced College Solutions, Inc. also offers college essay instruction to help you write an effective essay.

Next week, we will finish up with a few more tips on advice to follow as you get ready to tackle the college application process.