As you move through the fall, you will begin to pare down your Considering List to your final Applying List. But how do you arrive at that final group of schools? To how many schools should you apply?
Finalizing Your Research. You should take advantage of all valuable online resources. Listen to information sessions, take virtual tours, and take advantage of the fall programming schools have created. Also, attend our virtual college visits. We have many schools visiting this fall, and it is an excellent opportunity for you to have any lingering questions answered.
Visiting Colleges. You may also have the chance to see a few college campuses this fall. The fall long weekend, October 15-19, is a great time to plan these final “pre-application” visits. The College Office will also offer a few trips during this time for boarding students who are still on campus.
Application Fees. Most colleges apply fees from $50 to over $100. Others may not have an application fee or offer priority applications. These priority applications are completed online through the colleges’ website. Not only do you not have to pay an application fee, but you may also get your admission decision faster. Check your email for invitations to these types of applications.
ED vs. EA vs. RD vs. Rolling Admissions. Another aspect to consider is when and how you are going to apply. Be sure to discuss your plan with your college counselor.
November ED and EA applicants typically receive decisions in December.
The RD Deadline is typically in January/February. Schools notify by April 1.
Meet with your college counselor. Be sure to schedule an individual meeting to review your list, discuss your deadlines, and review all aspects of your application before you submit.
If you have any questions about taking the ACT or SAT this fall, please email Mrs. Chretien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,
Dean of College Counseling