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11/10/2014
The time has come for high school seniors across the nation to begin thinking about colleges and universities. The appropriate time to begin your college admissions process is the fall of your senior year. You are still on track, but know that you may have missed your prefered schools first application deadline. Pay attention to when the second one is, and be sure to get all of your paperwork in as soon as possible. Here at The Tutoring Center in Wichita we would love to help put your mind at ease by providing a list of necessary items for college admissions, as well as some general rules in applying for universities. 

What You Will Need: 

Keep in mind that some colleges will differ slightly, but these items will most likely be required by any college or university you apply to:

* SAT scores
* High school transcripts
* Letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors
* College admissions essay
* FAFSA form to see if you are eligible for financial aid
* Be sure to look and apply for scholarships you are eligible for

How to Start

- Make a list of all of the colleges and universities you would like to apply for.
     *Remember that you can and should apply for universities even if you do not meet their listed test score requirements; those are averages, and it is possible that something else in your application will make them want you in their university .
     *You should also apply for colleges out of your budget in case you are given a scholarship or significant financial aid.

- Begin writing the college admissions essays, if they’re required.
     * You can repeat your own ideas in different essays, should the universities ask similar questions.
     * Remember to use your own words and to change them between the essays. 

- Apply - most universities prefer that you apply online as online applications are easier to review and keep track of, however if you are unsure you can always check with them.

What Happens Now? 

- Now - you wait. Most universities will notify you within 10 days, by email or through the post, as to their receipt of your application.
     * If you do not receive this notification, it is alright to contact them to ensure it has reached them.

- Some universities will begin notifying accepted students just after their application deadline has been reached while universities with large numbers of applicants can take 3 - 5 months to notify students.

- As you’re waiting, remember to continue to focus on your academics, though they are not on your original transcript sent to the university, they still count and matter - keep it up and finish the year well.

- Continue pursuing your goal of organization.  

- If you think you could use some extra assistance in a particular area in which you struggle, remember that The Tutoring Center has a professional tutoring staff here to help you. For tutoring in Wichita contact us at 316-854-3000.

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