Applications are highly evolved documents, based on numerous admission deans asking themselves if they’re asking you the right questions. For that reason, how you fill out an application is almost as important as the information you include. In other words, follow directions! Here are some other college common application tips.
Review college application requirements
An application for college typically involves a fair amount of paperwork. So before you hit the post office, take a long last look at your application.
* If you’re applying electronically, did you type carefully and check your spelling? If you’re applying on paper, was your application filled out neatly?
* Did you take shortcuts? A partially completed application is a clear signal that you are not an eager applicant.
* Did you send too much information? If a two-page essay is requested, did you send in four? Only do so if you’re not sending fluff!
* Did you send all the information that was asked for — including transcripts, test scores, and recommendations?
* Did you meet or beat deadlines?