With college application deadlines fast approaching, time is of the essence for the graduating class of 2012.
College visits and meetings with guidance counselors encompass the early part of many seniors’ years, but, when it comes down to the wire, the application process can be a daunting task for many.
Even before sending your first college application, a few necessary steps must be taken to insure that all proper documentation is compiled. Students should review their transcripts with their guidance counselors and update all school activities before further progress can be made with the applications. A completed transcript request form, along with all the necessary materials needed for each application, should be attached and given to the guidance office in order to be mailed before deadlines.
“Students need to give the guidance office at least five days to process all transcript requests,” guidance counselor Amy Moyer said. “The seniors this year seem to be a little slower with getting applications into the office than previous years.”
The Admissions Office at Kutztown University suggests that all incoming freshmen apply no later than December to be considered for the 2012 fall semester because students are admitted on a “space-available” basis. Kutztown’s checklist for admission includes the University application, a $35.00 processing fee, official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, along with any dual enrollment or AP test scores students may have.
West Chester University’s Office of Admissions accepts students on a rolling basis once completed applications are received and processed. Applying to West Chester includes the admissions application, a $45.00 application fee, a personal statement, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores.
The deadline to apply for fall and summer admission to Penn State University is November 30, and the best time to apply at Temple University is in the fall of your senior year for the school’s rolling admissions.