Top 5 Tips for High School Seniors Applying for College

Top 5 Tips for High School Seniors Applying for College

August 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


rt>>>WELCOME BACK. OUR NEXT GUEST HAS SPENT YEARS HELPING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAKE SENSE OF THOSE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS.>>YEAH CHRISTINA CRAIG IS A COLLEGE COUrtNSELOR AND SHE’S HERE WITH HER TOP FIVE TIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>YEAH THANK YOU.>>I THINK IT IS GOOD TIMING AGAIN WE’RE BACK INTOrt THE SWING OF SCHOOLS. SENIORS ARE LOOKING TOWARD COLLEGE AND MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS.>>ABSOLUTELY. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE RIGHT KNEW.rt DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT SAY WE JUST GOT BACK TO SCHOOL. I’M WORKING WITH A LOT OF KIDS IN THIS AREA AND I HAVE SEEN EARLY DEADLINrtES AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 15.>>WOW.>>YEAH, SO, TIME TO REALLY PUT THE PEDAL TO THE MEDAL ONrt THIS PROCESS.>>THIS IS AN INTERESTING QUESTION FOR YOU I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING MOLLY STRUGGLED WITH OR HAD THOUGHT ABOUT IS DO YOU SHOW INTEREST IN THE COLLEGES THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED INrt AND WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT OR NOT?>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. YES YOU DO SHOW INTEREST. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, COLLEGES WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PICKING KID rtWHO IS ARE THE RIGHT MATCH FOR THEM. SO BY SHOWING INTEREST, BY DOING YOUR RESEARCH, THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE CONCRETE REASONS WHY YOU LIKE EACHrt SCHOOL ON YOUR LIST, AND THAT YOU CAN SHOW THAT. BUT ALSO, TO CONNECT WITH THE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS WHO WILL BE READING YOUR APPLICATION. AND,rt ADMISSIONS OFFICERS ARE IN CHARGE OF TERRITORIES SO EVERY HIGH SCHOOL THERE IS A PARTICULAR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR FOR EACH COLLEGE, THAT IS READING THErt APPLICATIONS FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL IF YOU ARE A STUDENT. AND, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND SHOW THAT INTEREST.>>I GUESS YOU THINK ABOUT EVEN AS Art JOB IF IT WERE A JOB THE COMPANY WANTS TO KNOW YOU WANT TO WORK FOR THAT COMPANY YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY DO. THAT’S GREAT BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEFORE.>>UH-HUrtH.>>SHOWING INTEREST IS ONE. YOU ALREADY MENTIONED DEADLINES. ARE YOU APPLYING FOR EARLY ACTION, EARLY DECISION? I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TrtHAT WAS UNTIL I GOT INVOLVED WITH MY KIDS IN THE COLLEGE PROCESS. BECAUSE WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT ANY OF THAT KIND OF STUFF. KNOWING DEADLrtINES EVEN IF IT IS FAFSA FORMS AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ALL ARE GOOD TO KNOW.>>ABSOLUTELY. SO RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO BE GETTING ORGANIZED, BUTrt ALSO JUMPING IN AND SO WITH THOSE DEADLINES, KNOW WHICH DEADLINES YOU’RE CHOOSING AND WHY. EVERY DEADLINE ISN’T RIGHT FOR EVERY PERSOrtN. AND LIKE, CERTAIN SCHOOLS WILL HAVE FIVE DIFFERENT KINDS. THERE IS EARLY ACTION, EARLYrt ACTION 2. YOU CAN GO CRAZY, BUT HAVE YOU TO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND EVALUATE WHAT IS GOING TO WORK THE BEST FOR ME. AND, DON’T JUST PICK DEADLINESrt THAT ARE THE EARLIEST BECAUSE YOU WANT IT ALL DONE WITH. MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS READY AND THE BEST THAT IT CAN BE. FOR THErt DEADLINE THAT YOU ARE CHOOSING. AND IF THAT MEANS YOU DON’T DO THE EARLY, THAT’S OKAY, BUT YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PACKAGE YOU ARE PUTTING TOGETHER REPRESENTS YOU THErt BEST. AND, SO, THAT IS MY ADVICE ON THAT. BECAUSE, AGAIN, YEAH THE DEADLINES CAN MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN.>>FOR SURE.>>THOSErt APPLICATIONS YOU MENTIONED FILLING THEM OUT CORRECTLY, MAKING SURE YOU ARE DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY IS A REFLECTION OF THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT THAT SCHOOL RIGHT?>>rt 100%. I WOULD SAY, THE COMMON APPLICATION, MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THAT, SO MANY COLLEGES ARE USING IT THESE DAYS. THERE ARE TRICKS TrtO IT.>>THAT’S THE NAME OF IT?>>COMMON APPLICATION. YEAH. SO, THAT APPLICATION, AND THE UW APPLICATION ALL OF THE DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS. THERE ARErt TRICKS, LITTLE TRICKS TO DOING EACH ONE. SO IT’S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW FILLING OUT A FORM, CLICKING, YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR TIME ANDrt MAKE SURE LIKE YOUR ACTIVITIES, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THEM IN THE BEST WAY AND, THAT YOU PICK THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. rt>>GOT TO SELL YOURSELF.>>ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE.>>GOT TO BE FILLED OUT CORRECTLY TO MAKE ALL OF THOSE STEPS MATTER. THE OTHER THING ISrt ESSAYS. THOSE ARE BIG. I ALWAYS THOUGHT ARE PEOPLE ACTUALLY READING THESE? THE TRUTH IS, IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN YOU ESPECIALLY, THEY ARE RIGHT?>>YEAH, I WASrt IN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY FOR FIVE YEARS I GUARANTEE YOU EVERYONE, THE ADMISSIONS PEOPLE ARE READING EVERY SINGLE ErtSSAY AND YES, BECAUSE THAT’S CHANCE FOR THEM TO REALLY GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER. SEE IF THEY LIKE YOU AND LEARN YOUR UNIQUE STORY. AND EVERYBODY HAS A STORY.rt BUT, WHAT HAPPENS WITH A LOT OF KIDS, IS THEY GET FREAKED OUT AND THEY THINK WELL, I BETTER JUST BRAG ABOUT MYSELF. I’M JUST GOING TO BRAG ABOUT ALLrt OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO SEE IF THEY LIKE YOU MOST PEOPLE DON’T LIKE SOMEONE WHO IS JUST BRAGGING OUGHT THE TIME RIGHT?rt ALSO IT’S NOT THE PLACE TO USE A BUNCH OF WORDS YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN. IF YOU DON’T SAY PLETHORA IN YOUR NORMAL CONVERSATIONSrt WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS AROUND THE LUNCH TABLE THAT’S NOT THE PLACE FOR THAT. SO WHAT I HELP STUDENTS WITH IS FINDING THOSrtE UNIQUE STORIES AND TRUST ME EVERYONE HAS THEM.>>REAL QUICK WE’RE PRETTY MUCH OUT OF TIME, BUT WHAT ABOUT TESTS? ? THERE IS SO MUCH STRESS ANDrt PRESSURE AROUND TESTS.>>SURE THE TESTING IT’S TIME TO EVALUATE DO YOU NEED TO TAKE THE ACT AGAIN? THERE IS MAYBE ONE MORE OPTION FOR THAT. SAT SHOULD YOU TAKE THErt SAT? YOU MIGHT DO BETTER ON ONE OR THE OTHER. YOU MIGHT NEED TO TAKE SUBJECT TESTS DEPENDING ON YOUR SCORE.>>IT’S GOOD TO MEET WITH A PROFESSIONAL. HERE’S HOW YOU CANrt MEET WITH CHRISTINA, CHRISTINA CRAIG COLLEGE COUNSELING.COM TO LEARN MORE. THE FACT THAT YOU WERE AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR FOR YEARS SPEAKS VOLrtUMES TO PARENTS TOO. YOU REALLY KNOW HOW IT ALL WORKS. rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt rtrt