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Confused by the application terms?

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Rising Seniors need to be familiar with these terms:

Rolling-you can apply anytime (some are accepting applications now). You usually find out in 3-6 weeks whether you are accepted, denied, or deferred.

Early Decision-this one is not recommended unless your acceptance is not dependent on financial aid and you have absolutely no doubt that you want to attend the school. If you get accepted you are contractually bound to enroll.

Early Action-your application can be sent by an earlier deadline and you find out your status earlier. There are many advantages to this type. You don’t have to notify the school regarding your decision until the normal May 1st date. This is a great way to get ahead of the process. Worth mentioning, you should research the freshman profile of the most current class to see if your credentials are competitive and weigh whether you have a good chance of being accepted.

Regular Decision-A set date by which your application must be received by the college. This means your application scores in its entirety must be in by this date including the teacher recs, SAT/ACT scores, etc. Most colleges set this date towards the end of the year or the first of the next year.

OF special note: pay particular notice to merit scholarship deadlines and whether you apply for institutional (school specific) scholarships separately or whether your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application. Unfortunately this varies from college to college. Never hesitate to ask questions!!!

For assistance in the college search and selection process, contact the College Resource Center at www.crccolumbusga.com or call 706-366-2993.

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What about the mailings high school students receive regarding membership in national organizations?

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Many organizations purchase mailing lists from various organizations and will send enticing invitations to join leadership and honor society groups. They are often expensive to join and families are confused as to whether they need to join to add to their students’ resume or perhaps increase their ability to get scholarships. As Peter Van Buskirk (The Admission Game) has said “No student should ever have to pay for recognition. Save your money!”

For assistance with the college search and selection process, contact the College Resource Center at www.crccolumbusga.com or call 706-366-2993.

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Use Go See Campus when planning your college visits.

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They are a community of students, parents, and experts with one goal:
helping you get the most from the college search experience. The website address is goseecampus.com.

For assistance with the college search and selection process, contact the College Resource Center at www.crccolumbusga.com or call 706-366-2993.

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