College Applications: Do Your Research, Apply Wisely

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There are many components that make up the college application process. Admissions decisions can vary widely from institution to institution so it’s important to do your research and determine exactly what is required of you to apply to each school of your choice.

Some universities require applicants to submit the application along with a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Most universities require either SAT or ACT scores and some prefer one over the other.

Each application varies in terms of the required information. Some universities require you to list which subjects you have taken in high school (for instance, which level Math, English, Science, Government, and Foreign Language) as well as what grade you received in each.

Perhaps the most important factor in applying to college is making sure to meet the deadline. Early application deadlines are important because many institutions have a limited number of students they can accept each year. Applying early can put you in prime position to fill a coveted and highly-competitive spot.

Another consideration is that most schools have limited funding when it comes to institutional aid and usually award these scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who have already applied and been accepted. This is a major reason to apply for admission as early as possible.

At Grand Canyon University, applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA OR a Composite Score of 19 on the ACT OR a score of 920 on the SAT with no essay requirement. Also, while many universities charge a non-refundable application processing fee, GCU’s application is free. At GCU, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities to take advantage of, including an Early Decision Grant for prospective students who meet early registration deadlines.

For more information about applying to GCU, visit our website today.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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