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Dos and Don’ts When Filling Out Your College Application

If you are a high school senior who is currently psyched about starting college, you should first take your college application seriously. While filling out a college application form may seem mundane, know that how you accomplish it can determine whether you will be a given a shot at your dream university or not.

To help you get started, here are a few dos and don’ts that you may consider when filling out your application form:


  • Do ensure that your application is neat and up-to-date. Make sure that the date in your application form, your essays, and other supporting documents are typed neatly and error-free. Your college application represents you, which is why you should not fail to make a good impression.
  • Do read the directions carefully. Before you start completing your college application, make sure that you have read and understood the directions carefully, so you can submit a properly filled-out form. Admissions officers do not look kindly on students who do not know how to follow directions.


  • Do not submit your application without proofreading it. The only way you can submit an error-free college application is to make sure that you have carefully checked and rechecked your work. Make sure that you hand-in your best work considering that it can make or break your chances of getting admitted.
  • Do not forget who will read your college application. Knowing your audience will help you stay focused when filling out your application. Remember that the college admissions officers who will be reading your application have read thousands of the same forms and will be reading a hundred others while they read yours. This means you should devise a way on how you can get them to notice your application while staying true to who you are.

Getting into the college of your choice is not easy but it is not impossible especially if you have experts assisting you like College Application Training (CAT) which has helped countless students make their college dreams happen. Call CAT today for a free consultation.