So there’s more to talk about with college applications. Since it is literally the main part of the whole “college application process” thing. Basically the application is a bunch of “online pages” so that the colleges can get to know you.
This is the part where if you made that resume a few weeks ago, filling out the application would be easy peasy. If you didn’t make a resume, then filling out the application will take you a lot longer.
Main point of app: you don’t want to leave anything blank. Fill it out as much as possible.
The colleges will never meet you before making a decision on whether you’re accepted or not (private/Ivy League/super prestigious colleges are the exception to this). Therefore, this is your chance to make yourself a super competitive applicant.
LIFE HACK: SAVE YOUR PROGRESS EVERY FEW MINUTES!
There is nothing worse than a power outage, dead battery, computer freeze that erases all the progress you have made.
But don’t lie! If you don’t have work experience, leave it blank. It is always better to be truthful and if you don’t have a lot to report, explain why that it is when you write your essays. See below:
The essays are another chance for you to show the colleges who you are. And what they don’t want to see is a bunch of fluff. Just answer the prompt.
The general rule is 1-2 pages double spaced or 1 page single spaced. If it takes you longer than that to communicate your point that’s okay but it runs the risk of being cut off when you put it on the application.
I love to show this video to my students so I’m going to share with you here:
After you write your essays, if you need them proofread send them to me and I will happily check them and offer feedback. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.