Preparing for Your College Application Month Appointment

Choose Your Colleges

  • Narrow your college choices and focus on those that fit your criteria best.

  • Review the college websites and make plans to visit those you are seriously considering, if you haven't already.

Know College Deadlines

  • Check all application deadlines.

Identify Application Fees

  • Many colleges require an application fee when you submit an online application. 

  • You may need to enter a credit/debit card number on the application or mail a check after submission.

  • If you are eligible for the SAT fee waiver, you are likely eligible for an application fee waiver – contact your school counselor for fee waivers or if you are unsure.

Complete an Application Worksheet

Complete Your Essay, Resume and Personal Statement

  • Prepare ahead of time.

  • Details about the requirements are found on the college admissions webpages.

  • Upload to a flash drive and bring it to your College Application Month event.

What to Bring to Your College Application Month Event

  • List of colleges you are applying to and deadline information

  • Completed application worksheet

  • Flash drive with your essay, resume and other required work

  • Copy of your Green Card, if you have one

  • Credit/debit card number, or application fee waiver/deferral