Quick Application Checklist2017-06-30T10:31:40-05:00

Applying to and Choosing a College

Quick Application Checklist

Requirements vary, but below is a quick check list of tasks and information you may need for your application. Make sure you’ve already completed the FAFSA and any state-level financial aid forms.

Be sure to include enough preparation time for each:

  • Personal information, including your Social Security number and a copy of your Social Security card
  • Application fees (fee waivers may be available)
  • Academic resume, including awards and honors
  • Extracurricular activities resume
  • Letters of recommendation from your teachers or others
  • SAT/ACT test scores (you need to tell College Board where to send them)
  • Official high school transcript, with your class rank
  • Official college transcripts (if you are a transfer student)
  • Essays (proofed by a trusted advisor)
  • Medical and vaccination records
  • Residency information (typically required for in-state tuition with public schools, or English proficiency testing for non-US residents)

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