College Application Checklist

Tutela College Application Checklist

There is a lot to do before you send out your college applications to your target UG colleges. There are multiple stages involved in completing a college application, each stage customized according to individual college requirements.

Included below is a comprehensive list of the major things you’ll need to ensure before starting out with the overwhelming application process.

  • Create a balanced list of reach, match, and safety colleges
  • Get the application
  • Make a note of the regular application deadline
  • Make a note of the early application deadline
  • Request high school transcript sent
  • Request mid-year grade report sent
  • Find out if an admission test is required
  • Take an admission test(ACT or SAT), if required
  • Take other required or recommended tests (eg., SAT Subject Tests, APs)
  • Send thank-you notes to the recommendation writers
  • Draft initial essay
  • Proofread essays for spelling and grammar
  • Have two people read your essay
  • Revise your essay
  • Proofread your revision
  • Interview at the college campus
  • Have an alumni interview
  • Submit FAFSA
  • Submit PROFILE, if needed
  • Make a note of the regular financial aid deadline
  • Make note of the priority financial aid deadline
  • Complete college application
  • Make copies of all application materials
  • Pay application fee
  • Sign and send the application
  • Submit college aid form, if needed
  • Submit state aid form, if needed
  • Confirm receipt of application materials
  • Send additional material, if needed
  • Tell the school counsellor that you applied
  • Receive a letter from the Office of Admission
  • Receive financial aid award letter
  • Meet the deadline to accept admission and send the deposit
  • Accept financial aid offer
  • Notify the colleges you will not attend

Adhering to this list will help you deal with the application process in a more informed and systematic manner.

Nevertheless, for any other assistance, fill out our Student’s Assistance Form.

Source: College Board Official Website