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College applications: coming down the home stretch

October 24th, 2016

In last week’s blog we shared tips to help you motivate yourself if you’re having a bit of a mid-semester slump.  Some students feel overwhelmed at this time of the year when it comes to completing quality work on time, and seniors have the added overlay of college applications.

In order to finish your applications with excellence it is very important to work well ahead of published deadlines, allowing ample time to proofread and make sure your work is at its highest level. In previous years we’ve heard reports of technical glitches happening on the due date for many colleges; by submitting applications ahead of deadlines, this can be avoided.  Thank goodness, we’ve never had a Shrop Ed student caught at the final hour in this way.  However, some seniors are still working on finishing applications due November 1, and other deadlines will come up quickly!

The article posted below, published by US News, gives great tips for avoiding application mistakes, so we wanted to share this excellent set of recommendations as you come into the final stretch.

Article below published September 11, 2013

Written by:  Courtney Rubin

Colleges are sure to find your international baccalaureate degree impressive – but not if you call it an “international bachelorette” on your application. That’s a spell-check-induced gaffe cited by deans of admission at more than a couple schools.

What are some other mistakes that drive college admissions staffers crazy – and sometimes send the applicant straight to the rejection pile? U.S. News asked pros from around the country to weigh in on what they’d strongly rather you not do. Here are some of the highlights.

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