The best way to apply for college is first research all the information on your top 3 picks you want to attend. Once you finalize your choice, ask for letters of recommendations to have available. Most colleges require a letter of recommendation from your teacher or guidance counselor so once you finalize your top college review the requirements for letter of recommendation. Since this is your senior year, you want to start requesting recommendation letters early. Make sure standardized test scores make the cut to be accepted especially if your top choice is a large college where they receive far more applications. Consider your finances on how you are going to pay for college. Financial aid is a necessity for most colleges; so if you haven't already complete your FAFSA application to see what financial aid is available for you. You can also consider scholarships to offset cost. You'll be surprised at so many scholarships available so do your research and put in the effort to make sure you have everything in order and on time. Good luck as your move forward in your career path!
These are very exciting times for you! I would suggest you consider your major and research which colleges offer degrees that match your interests. Also, consider the type of environment in which you can thrive. Would it be an urban school? A small town, or what do you prefer? Keep your options open as there are many choices and some schools might be a better fit for you. When I visit my Alma Mater, I asked the students, "How do you like attending here?" I promise you, they always answer, "I love it, I just love it!" That's the type of school you should attend. Also consider the graduation rate and what the typical starting salary might be. Make sure your choice of careers can result in delivering the education and happiness you need So many people change their careers during their work lifetime. So a general degree that allows flexibility might be a good direction for you. I think the typical graduate changes their area of focus about 5 times during their career, so the more open you can be while in school the better. You will be well served to have an open mind and look for a place you can flourish and thrive. Best of luck to you. I am confident you will have a wonderful future if you apply yourself and maintain your curiosity.
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