Application submission to colleges can be done online or through mail. Online applications can be processed quickly and may have built-in checks to ensure all materials are included. Mailed applications are easier to proofread. The points listed below will set you up to succeed in the application process.
- Set deadlines for completing essays, collecting recommendations and filling out forms a few weeks before they’re actually required. Mark these earlier deadlines on your calendar and don’t miss them. College websites are the best place to find accurate deadline information.
- Using the exact same name on all your forms makes things easier for admission officers. It is mandatory that the same name used on the identification document for Indian Students is used through the entire application form.
- Careless mistakes on your application form can hurt your chances of getting accepted. After you finish an application, it is recommended to put it aside for a day and then check it all over for errors. Having a teacher or parent proofread it as well is a wise thing to do. All online applications should be saved and reviewed before submitting them.
- All transcripts need to be sent to colleges that you are applying to and the same needs to be done well in time. The people you ask to write recommendation letters also need to know where you’re applying if they’re mailing the letters themselves.