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Common College Application Mistakes You Need to Avoid

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The college application time may really become such a stressful time that incoming freshmen students make a lot of mistakes that may just crush their college dreams.

This process is just full of challenges which is why careful attention to each and every details and requirement is a must. Students must meet a lot of deadlines especially when they are applying to a number of colleges and universities. While this process is not a walk in the park for any student, here are some advice to help you avoid making mistakes that could just sabotage your hard work.

Be careful with the deadlines

One of the most important parts of the process is the deadlines and it is a lot better to work on your requirements the earliest time possible according to Education Corner. You have months to work on your essays, application letters, letter of recommendations, etc. You might just lose your chance if you get these things submitted late. You also have to be mindful of all of the other deadlines that the entire application process entails, and it is better if you note them down.

Proofreading your applications

Not being able to proofread applications is one of the major mistakes that applicants make, according to US News. It is only imperative that your every part of your application is error-free and that everything is in order. You can also have another person check it for you in case you miss something out.

Get your parents involved

Your parents should always be involved in your college application process because they are your most valuable resource. While parents may have the tendency to take over the whole process, you should be the one who should do most of the legwork. You should learn how to be self-sufficient, while receiving just the right support from your parents.

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