After years of hard work, studies and exams, now you have passed the school works. It’s the time to start submitting applications to colleges. Your academic background may be great but putting it in the right way to convince the concerned authorities matters more than anything else. The challenge is that you have to condense the long history into an application with not a large number of words. The task seems almost infeasible but if you avoid these 5 things, the chances for you to get enrolled in your dream course are high.
Never fail to include the context
Your grades may be low in a year owing to a medical discomfort. You were not a part of school clubs or extracurricular activities because, your family needed financial support and for the same, you were doing job part-time. All these are genuine reasons and can compensate the pitfalls an authority can find in your essay. So, if you don’t have best things to present, sugar-coat things tactically but ethically by giving reasons that are reliable, and remember that lame excuses do harm than any good.
Deadlines are important
You may have violated deadlines while in school and some of your favourite teachers may have overlooked it. But when it comes to college admission process, things are completely different and more serious. Hundreds are there who will be competing with you to find their way in through the bottle neck. Also, you will not be having anyone in the panel who will do any type of compromise for you. You must remind yourself of deadlines for applications, essays, recommendation letters as well as transcripts. Marking in calendars or setting reminders in mobile can help. Timely submission is mandatory.
Don’t make your parents spokesmen for you
It is always better to avoid your family to be overinvolved. Universities will hate if your parent call them 12 times in a single day. Unless there is some situation that you can’t manage by yourself, you should not let your guardians to take the lead. Colleges will be gauging your interest and capabilities; they will be least interested to encounter the unnecessary curiosity of your parents or guardians.
Understand all parts of application
Students from different parts of the world may have doubts regarding different sections in the applications. So, it is always better to clear the doubt with your teachers or senior students than making blunders. It may create negative impact and hinder you from being shortlisted. All questions must be answered correctly without any flaws.
It’s not just about application essays
Even if you have written a perfect application essay and cleared every procedure demanded by them completely, the committee will look far beyond. Use a professional email ID rather that such peppy phrases in the address. Keep your social media account clean and there should not be any traces of anti-social endorsements.
If you take care of above 5 things and do the needful, you can be surer of getting selected for the course.