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How to Apply to College. The 12 Step Program. Who Am I?. Harrison Stanley Admissions Counselor Intern Senior Communications Studies Major Public Relations Minor Contact me at: [email protected] (817)272-5192. Step 1. September- November Where do I want to apply? Things to Consider:

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How to apply to college

How to Apply to College

The 12 Step Program

Who am i
Who Am I?

  • Harrison Stanley

    • Admissions Counselor Intern

    • Senior Communications Studies Major

Step 1
Step 1.

  • September- November

    Where do I want to apply?

    Things to Consider:

  • School Size

  • Class Size

  • Academics

  • Housing

  • Location

  • Costs

  • Campus Life

  • Athletics

Step 2
Step 2.

You don’t know a school until

you’ve been there

  • September- November

    Visit School Campus

  • Visit Residence Halls

  • Classrooms

  • The academic building within your major

  • Library

  • University Center or Student Union

  • Activities Center

  • Other hot spots on campus

  • Other hot spots off campus

Step 3
Step 3.

  • September-December

    Fill out the application

  • Create a profile

  • Select application type

  • Select Universities

  • Complete remainder application

  • Pay application fee

Fill out the online application at

Step 4
Step 4.

  • September-December

    Write and Submit College Essay

    Things to consider:

  • Which topic does the school require? A, B, or C?

  • Does the school require an essay?

Step 5
Step 5.

  • September-December

    Turn in transcripts

    Don’t forget to submit post-graduation transcripts in June.

Step 6
Step 6.

  • September- December

    Take SAT/ACT

  • Study 6 weeks in advance

  • Send scores to schools

    Register for the SAT at

    Register for the ACT at

Step 7
Step 7.

  • January-March

    Apply for Scholarships/Financial Aid

    Does the University require a separate application or essay for Scholarships?

    Complete the FAFSA for financial aid.

  • Grants vs. Loans

    Grant- non-repayable funds given by the government to students to spend on tuition, housing books, etc

    Loan- funds given to students to spend on tuition, housing books, etc. that MUST be repaid.

    Register for financial aid at

Step 8
Step 8.

  • Immediately after being admitted

    • Some schools let you apply before being admitted.

  • Residence Halls

  • Apartments

Apply for housing

Step 9
Step 9.

  • May

    Register for Orientation

    Typically at Freshmen Orientation you will meet your advisor and register for classes.

Step 10
Step 10.

  • May – August

    Meet your Advisor

  • You should discuss what you plan to do after you graduate with your advisor so you are sure you are in the correct major.

  • Discuss your degree plan for your advisor and what would be the best way going through the courses and getting your degree.

Step 11
Step 11.

  • After Orientation and meeting with an Advisor

    Enroll in classes

    Things to consider:

  • Degree Plan- is the course you are registering for required? Or is it an elective? Are there any prerequisites for your courses?

  • Course Time- will you be able to wake up for an 8AM class? Do you really want to take night classes if you plan to be involved on campus?

  • Professor- Find out which professors are good and which are bad, use resources like or

Step 12
Step 12.

  • Everyday


    You will NOTbe a successful college student if you do not attend class.