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Our Best Advice for Tackling Your College Applications

Not sure where to start with the college admission process? Check out our favorite articles to help you work on your college applications from start to finish.

There are so many steps to the college application process: filling out forms, writing essays, asking for letters of recommendation, going on admission interviews, sending in test scores, and more! It can be a lot to keep track of, which is why we’ve compiled all our best advice to help you complete your college applications step-by-step. Learn how to get a head start, perfect each part of your apps, and survive with relatively little stress by checking out our favorite articles below.

Getting a head start on your college applications

Filling out applications during senior year

Following application deadlines

Filling up the activities section

Writing your admission essays

Considering test scores and GPA

Asking for letters of recommendation

Going on admission interviews

Increasing your chances of admission

Finalizing and submitting your applications

Making the whole process less stressful

Good luck with your college applications! If you’re looking for more articles on other admission steps like writing your college essays or filling out the FAFSA, check out the tag "our best advice" to view all our helpful collections. 

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