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10 Tips for Students to Reduce College Application Stress

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This article is very helpful in reducing the stress of applying to colleges. By getting organized, I can start to reduce the stress of applying for college. Applying can be overwhelming, so by getting organized and making sure you’re on top of all your deadlines you can reduce stress. By having a wide variety of colleges and avoiding procrastination you can hopefully reduce the stress of applying. Don’t spend all of your time worrying about college and what you need to do, spend some time for yourself. Take a break and don’t worry about what colleges you’re going to be applying to or what needs to be done.  If you’re overwhelmed, never hesitate to ask for help. Ask family, friends, teachers, or counselors for help, that’s part of the reason they’re there. This helped me realize that college applications are overwhelming, but this also showed me that keeping my college search open and asking for help when needed as well as keeping organized and not procrastinating will help me reduce stress. I personally think that this article was very helpful in trying to figure out the best ways to deal with college applications.

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Best Colleges | College Rankings | US News Education

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Applying to college is a lot harder than I originally thought. You have to know your cumulative GPA, what classes you’ve been taking, community service/volunteer work you‘ve been doing outside of school, SAT/ACT scores (if you’ve taken either), as well as knowing how to write the perfect admissions essay and winning over the admissions advisors. The key to success is keeping yourself organized and on track. You have to make sure you keep everything for college organized so you can find different applications for different schools as well as different targets you need for each different school. Time management plays a key role within applying to college since deadlines approach faster than you think. You have to make sure you complete your application on time and have everything you need turned in, before the deadline, otherwise you won’t be considered. Applying to colleges seems like it could be a very stressful time not only for the student but for the parent as well, but as long as the student can stay on top of deadlines and organizing everything you will need, stress should not be much of an issue.

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Advice on Putting Together Your Application

Students commonly want to know what part of the college application “carries the most weight.” The truth is, there are many parts to your application, and together they help us discover and appreciate...
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There are many different components that make up a college application; the essay, the grades, the test scores, the extracurricular activities, the awards, the volunteer work, letters of recommendation, the interview with the school, etc.  The key to making your college application unique is by letting your personality and voice show through in one specific place, the essay. The essay is your time to let the college administrators reading your application know who you are as a person. Yeah, they know your academics and what you do in your free time, but just from the common application they don’t get a chance to see who you really are. The essay helps admissions representatives to know who you are as an individual. The extracurricular activities you do help to show that you are an active member of your school or community.  The grades show that you have taken the time and effort to make sure you are ready for this particular school and shows that you are dedicated to your schooling and school work.  The final pieces of this are the recommendations and interviews. The letters of recommendation allow admissions representatives to get to know you from other people. The interviews allow you to meet your admission representatives face to face, during this time they should be able to gain a better idea of who you are and what you could offer to the school. College applications are extremely important if you plan on furthering your education, so taking the time to do them is essential.

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