Download or print the application
Make a note of all deadlines - regular and early dates
Request high school transcript and your 1st semester grades
Complete any required admission tests
Schedule and prepare for SAT tests, AP exams, etc.
Once you receive test scores, be sure to send all results to the universities you\'re applying to
Request recommendation letters, and send thank you notes to those who do
Draft your application essays. Have more than one person proofread them. Then, revise the essays, then have them proofread a **second time. Complete those second corrections.
Visit the campuses you\'re interested in for interviews with the admissions department
Also attempt to set up an interview with an alumni of the campus
Submit PROFILE (if necessary)
Keep in mind the early and regular financial aid deadlines
Complete college application
Make copies of all of your application documents
Prepare money for application fees
Sign and send applications
Send forms for college financial aid, and state financial aid (if needed)
Obtain a confirmation (or receipt) of your application materials
Beware of and submit any additional materials that individual universities might require
Keep you high school counselor informed of all of your applications
Wait until you receive a letter from the admissions department regarding your application\'s fate
Wait also until you receive a letter notifying you of any aid you are awarded (from the school or state)
You have a deadline to accept the offer to attend the university - decide before then!
Accept financial offer in relation to the school offer as well
Politely decline the universities you will not attend
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