5 Things to know about College Admissions!
Undergraduate Admission Process - General
- Choose the school or schools to which you want to apply.
- Visit each school’s website, and request information and application packets from each school.
- Gather the documents and any other materials that must be included with your application.
- Complete the FAFSA. Check out this video that explains more.
- Make a folder for each school and it's materials. Include a calendar for deadlines.
- Choose the type of admission you want to apply for - Early Decision, etc.
- Review your application and materials carefully before submitting.
- Send or submit your application online by the deadline.
- Your application is received by the school and reviewed by the school’s admission committee.
- You’re accepted, denied or placed on a waiting list.
- The school lets you know about its decision.
College Admission Tips
- Apply early to make sure you’re a good fit for a college and the college is a good fit for you.
- Most students apply to two to five colleges.
- There is a Common Application and the Common Black College Application that both include multiple schools.
- Get to know each school’s admissions counselors. They can help you through the process.
- Visiting the campus is the best way to decide if a college is right for you.
- When you visit, ask lots of questions.
- If you visit a campus during the school day, bring a note back and give to the attendance clerk.
- Your KEES money can be used toward admission costs for KY schools or schools where there is a major not offered at a school in Kentucky.
- Remember to take the ACT/SAT for college admissions.
- Print and keep a copy of this College Application Checklist.
ACT -American College Test
Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT in March. These tips from KHEAA may help students do better on the test:
- Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll score.
- Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.
- Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.
- Familiarize yourself with the sections and directions.
- Get plenty of rest the night before, and eat a good breakfast that morning.
- Remember to take No. 2 pencils and a calculator if your school doesn’t provide them.
- Do the questions you can answer easily first, then come back to the harder questions, especially in the math portion.
- Guess if you have no idea what the answer should be. Answer all questions on the exam.
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