Applying to College?
Juniors now you are seniors!
This summer is the time to get ready for College Application Season.
FACTS about college applications:
2019 application cycle saw record numbers of applications AND some of the highest academic profiles (GPA/test scores) ever!
Applying EARLY DECISION means YOU MUST WITHDRAWAL ALL YOUR OTHER APPLICATIONS if accepted. Students lose the opportunity to compare the best offers.
Applying EARLY ACTION is the best option for acceptance without total commitment. This allows students to compare financial offers.
ASU Barrett and many other selective colleges admitted a large number of their new class from the EARLY ACTION applicant pool.
NEXT: Read the SENIOR information on college application at this link:
College Planning information for DMHS students listed by grade level
- Prepare the list of colleges you will apply to. (No more than 8 is suggested w/ at least 1 instate) Application fees range from $35 to 100. Narrow your search and save some $$ for books.
- Record deadline dates for applications AND scholarship, FAFSA submission. Create a spreadsheet to include these and: admission & scholarship website, application type, supplementary material requirements (resume/transcript/test scores/essay/letters of rec) and MORE. Samples are available online.
- Know how scholarships and leadership programs are awarded at the colleges. Search every college admissions website for undergraduate scholarships and grants.
- Know the GPA and TEST SCORE for admission & merit scholarships. You can still retake your ACT/SAT to improve your scholarship award.
- Start thinking about how to write supplemental and Common Application Essays. EXAMPLES In your senior English class next year, this will be discussed further.
- Work on your resume and the counselors’ letter of recommendation form found on the Guidance Page of the DMHS website in the Expandable File- College Admissions. Read ALL the information in this file!
- Understand COST OF ATTENDANCE at your colleges. Can you afford it? Talk to your family and do your research
- FAFSA4Caster – use to estimate what the federal government estimates for family contribution
- How to pay for college, really!
- Loan Calculator tool: https://www.privatestudentloans.com/learn/repayment/loan-payment-calculator/
See you in August! I will not be answering emails over the summer, please contact the front office if you need help at 480-484-7000.