Sep 7

The College Application Checklist

Use these helpful tips when filling out your college applications!

Applying for college can be a stressful thing. Where do you even start? To help you through the process, we’ve put together a checklist of requirements for your college applications. This can be used for guidance when applying to potential schools.   

  • Get the application (either download and print out or fill out online), and be aware of your deadlines!

  • Request transcripts and grade reports from your high school or previous college

  • Request recommendation letters from teachers (do this early on!)

  • Have your ACT and/or SAT scores ready to submit

  • Know your GPA

  • Practice writing your application essay. Give yourself time to prepare so you can submit your best piece of writing

  • Create a list of all high school extracurricular activities you participated in

  • Submit your FAFSA and any other form of financial aid you might be applying for

  • Submit your application early

Use our college application checklist to start planning ahead. This can make the college application process much less stressful for you. It is important to be informed and organized when it comes to filling out your college applications, and South College is here to help!

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