Are You Sure Your Applications Are Complete? 10 Items Every Student Should Double-Check
It’s so important for you to confirm that your applications are complete and that all required components have been received by the schools to which you have applied. Application requirements vary by school, making it all the more important to stay organized.
The easiest way to do this is to create a list of your schools and the specific materials required by each one. Then, verify online (check the online service your high school uses or consult the online tracking system many colleges assign to applicants) or by phone whether each school has received the following components:
- The Common Application or Universal College Application
- Individual school application and/or supplement, if applicable. This may include an essay or personal statement.
- Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, AP, SAT II, TOEFL)
- Official high school transcript
- Mid-year grades
- Guidance counselor letter of recommendation
- Letters of recommendation (from teachers, coaches, employers, etc.)
- CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and/or other school- and state-required financial aid forms
- Application fee
Please remember—it’s your responsibility to confirm that your file is complete!
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