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 care
er 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.