The PSAT is a practice test that
you usually take in 10th and 11th grade to prepare for the SAT.
Most schools require that applicants
submit their scores on either the SAT or ACT, which are standardized
Your grade point average is weighted
heavily in college admissions because it reflects your long-term
performance in school.
Involvement in extra-curricular activities, like sports, clubs or student government,
that you are well-rounded and can manage your time
Hobbies help to present you
as an interesting, well-rounded person.
Look for opportunities
through your school, religious institution or other organizations to get
involved in making a difference in your community.
Part-time and summer jobs.
A job not only
lets you earn money to pay for college, but it can also be used to impress
the admissions team by demonstrating your work ethic and
the chance to learn much more about your possible profession.
usually includes one long essay and one or more short essays. Some schools
participate in the common application process, which
has one standard application for up to 400 schools.
for more information.
An interview is
a great opportunity to let the admissions staff get to know the real you.
Letters of recommendation.
letters can come from a favorite teacher, coach, guidance counselor, employer
or community leader.
Completed financial aid application.
The standard form you complete to be eligible for federal government aid is
known as the FASFA. Some colleges require you to
complete their own application too.
You can research
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