College application deadlines are often the most daunting dates on an aspiring students’ calendars. For students planning on applying to even just one school, it can be a genuine challenge to find a way to meaningfully portray your life in the lines of one application, let alone multiple. One of the best tips to keep your stress level low is to break down what needs to get done into manageable steps. Achieving this requires a certain degree of organization. Start off by finalizing your list of prospective colleges. Research which institutions match what you’re looking for in a college experience. For instance, ascertain whether or not they offer fully online programs or if campus life fits your goals and other such characteristics. Use the resources available to you — such as virtual tours and brochures — to determine which schools are a potentially great fit. Once narrowed down, create a tracking document to organize and monitor important deadlines. While these tips are a great start to ensuring you never miss an application deadline, there’s much more to learn in regards to mastering your applications. For more information on the college application process, please read through the infographic accompanying this post.
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