How to Apply to the College of Your Dreams
Another important step is writing the college essay. The college essay will definitely be your most important piece of writing in your high school career. This must be one of the best pieces of writing you have ever created because it will be counted heavily by colleges. The college essay should be creative and catch the reader’s attention.
Once you have completed these steps you will also need to get a high school transcript of your grades. Your average will be looked at by colleges to see if you have taken hard courses and what grades you have gotten in all your classes. Then you need to get big yellow envelopes to put your essay, and transcript in. This envelope you usually give to your school who will mail it out to the appropriate college that you address it to. I strongly recommend that all students get at least 2 recommendations from teachers that they received exemplary marks in or they were very friendly with in high school. You will also need to get a recommendation from your college advisor. Depending on your school’s policies, your teachers might mail out the recommendations without you ever seeing what they wrote down and mail it to the colleges. They will also ask you for self addressed envelopes to mail these letter to the colleges with the college address on them. Another suggestion is to get a few postcards and self address them to yourself. You can include these with your teacher recommendation letters or your college essay to see if you university you are applying to got the materials you sent them. This is really quite helpful because it is one less thing you have to worry about knowing that they have in fact received the papers you sent them in the mail.
Finally there is the research part to selecting which colleges you want to apply to. I suggest getting a Kaplan or Princeton book on a guide to the various colleges in the U.S. You should thoroughly research any college you are interested in. You should also contact your college advisor to see if he or she has any suggestions for you.
You should visit the colleges you are interested in and then all you have to do is wait for a month or two to finally get the acceptance letter in the mail.