Secrets to Successfully Applying for College

By: Elizabeth Schilder Email
By: Elizabeth Schilder Email

If you have a high school student looking to head to college this fall, you need to get those college applications in now. For many colleges November 1st is the deadline for early admission.

Eric Bychinski is a senior at Newman Catholic High School. He says he started applying for college junior year and has already been accepted at two schools. While he says the applications themselves were easy, the essay is what students really need to focus on. A High School Relations Coordinator at UW-Marathon County couldn't agree more.

"A student will have an opportunity to explain their strengths and their goals in that statement and that is often times more important than a letter of recommendation or something like that from a school," Brian Kalish explains.

Kalish says many schools are taking a more holistic approach to processing college applications, taking not only GPA, but extracurricular and personal circumstances into consideration when making admission decisions.


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