• Steps for Applying to College


    1. Comply a list of schools you would like to attend.
      1. Research those schools for admission requirements.
      2. Note the application deadlines. Early admission deadlines are usually November 1st and December 1st.
    2. If you haven't already, take a college entrance exam.
    3. Begin brainstorming ideas; creating an outline; and writing a first draft of your personal statement.  This personal statement will be used to tell more about you beyond your transcript.  Don't forget to have others review it for spelling and grammar errors.
    4. Start to request letters of recommendation.  You want to ask someone who will write the best letter about you.  Give them a brag sheet, or details about yourself that they might not know.  You will want a teacher, counselor, principal, church member, volunteer leader, or a neighbor to write your letter.
    5. You are now ready to fill out your college applications.
      1. Check with the college for their preferred application system.
      2. Commonly used platforms: ApplyTexas, Common App, Coalition for College, Universal College Application.
    6. Gather documents needed to complete the application:
      • transcripts
      • report card
      • year schedule
      • extracurricular activities
      • volunteer hours
      • letters of recommendations
      • any honors you have received
    7. Double, and triple check....then hit SUBMIT!