Keeping Your Options Open by Applying to Various Colleges

Keeping Your Options Open by Applying to Various Colleges
Keeping Your Options Open by Applying to Various Colleges
Who says you have to be the one anxiously waiting for answers come college admissions time? While it’s obvious that all students will have to endure a torturous time as they wait to hear back from their prospective schools about whether or not their application has been accepted, students can also turn the tables and make the colleges sweat for a change. Applying to several top schools is the best way to keep your options open once the acceptance letters come pouring back in.

It is no secret that the simple act of applying to colleges costs a bit of money. Typically, application fees run anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on the individual school’s admissions policies. The fee may seem bothersome, but it works to discourage college applicants from sending out hundreds of applications to schools that they do not even plan to attend. The admissions fee ensures that only those who are seriously interested in attending the particular school apply to be accepted. However, application fees should not deter you from applying to more than one university when considering where to send out your academic resumes. Chances are, your college career is a once in a lifetime experience, so you should not hesitate to apply to all of the schools that you would earnestly consider attending.

This includes applying to your "dream school." Nearly all college applicants have at least one dream school in mind when they are thinking about prospective universities. This dream school may be the one that his or her parents attended or one that offers the best academic programs for the field that the applicant desires to pursue. Whatever the reason, it is imperative that you send an application to that school. Even if you feel that your dream school is out of your league, apply anyway. There is always a chance that you will be accepted and you do not want to miss that chance. After your dream school, you should apply to at least two other colleges. Both should be schools that you feel you have a fairly good chance of getting into and both schools should be places you still would love to attend. Should you not get into your top school of choice, you then at least have two other options to pick from. Visit both campuses and look over their academic programs to determine which of the two is the better fit. By applying to more than just one school, you can take your pick from a few universities that are just dying to hear your answer.
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