The college admissions process is one that can be inherently stressful and confusing. It doesn’t help that it involves several new terms to complicate things even further! This blog post aims to help you learn of or clarify common terms you’ll read and hear throughout the admissions process.
Questions to ask yourself: Do I want to attend a liberal arts college or research university—or a blend of the two? How small or large do I want my school to be? Do I want to be close to home or try moving further away?
Questions to ask yourself: Do I want to apply early? Do I feel my application is prepared enough for an earlier deadline, or do I want to give myself more time? Do I have one top school, or do I want to leave my options open and apply RD to several institutions?
Questions to ask yourself: Which financial aid application forms are required by each of my schools? Do I have all the financial information and documents I need to complete these forms? Which deadlines should I be aware of?
That was a lot of information, but hopefully we covered enough ground to help get you started on your application process! There certainly may be some more unfamiliar terms that pop up, but don’t be afraid to reach out to our office with any questions you may have. We are more than happy to help!