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What is the easiest way to apply to a college with the least amount of time you have to put into it ?

I'm currently a highschool senior and have a 3.5 gpa. Looking for a good science college.

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Dina’s Answer

There are many ways to make the college application process feel more manageable. In addition to the help that your school counselor can offer, here are a few points to consider.

Community colleges allow you to take college level coursework but without the hassle of applying to college. The application process is much simpler than a four-year college, as most community colleges do not require a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) or a personal statement essay. Once you earn your associates degree, you can transfer to a four-year college, but without having to go through the traditional application process.

If you prefer the route of applying to a standard four-year college, starting with a rough outline of a personal statement can save you time. Instead of writing a separate essay for each school, you can customize your outline to fit the prompts of each school. The common app is a system that many colleges use to save you time when applying to several schools.

There are so many good colleges out there! Consider whether you want a commuter school or one with a lot of campus life. Do you want to live close to home or travel to another part of the country? You might also want to limit your search to school's within a specific geographic location. Once you have decided what criteria you are looking for in a college, then you can narrow your search to fewer schools.

Happy applying!

Dina recommends the following next steps:

Check out the common app website to learn more about the colleges that use this system so that you don't do double the work by looking up each college's requirements separately: https://www.commonapp.org/
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gregory’s Answer

Chat with your advisor and share with them what you're seeking. They're typically more than happy to gather the information you need! Wishing this makes things a bit easier for you :)
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