Applying to College: A Step-by-Step Guide

Applying to college is like any other process: there is a necessary set of steps to follow in order to achieve a particular end. If you are a senior this new school year, the particular end goal is successfully applying to universities for the chance of acceptance. This process may seem confusing and stressful, but if you know the steps and how to accomplish them, it’s not so hard. From deadlines to requirements to important resources, this simple guide will give you the how-to on all things college applications. Although this guide is geared mainly toward students applying to four-year universities, Sailors who are planning to attend community college might find some useful tips here too.

Even during distance learning, your assigned Newport Harbor counselor is available to answer your additional college questions. Also, most colleges have a way to contact them located on their website, whether by phone or by email, through which you can ask specific questions to admissions officers and representatives. Lastly, check schools’ websites for available online virtual tours of campuses and informational webinars. These can help you understand the admissions process much better, how the conditions and requirements of a school have changed, and what the school is looking for in an applicant. The college process does not have to be overwhelming; just do your due diligence, be informed and, by all means possible, do not procrastinate this time.

Applying to College: Know Your Deadlines
Applying to College: Admissions Requirements
Applying to College: Making a List
Applying to College: Choosing the “Right” School
Applying to College: Financial Aid

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