The time for submitting college applications is drawing nearer. Some schools, like Keuka College, have rolling admissions, but the sooner you get in your application, the better. The earlier colleges receive your application, the more likely you are to be considered for scholarships (and financial aid, with a punctual FAFSA).
Moreover, what should your application contain to make it really stand out, espcecially for scholarships? Keuka College students, who have already gone through the whole process, share invaluable advice.
Jenna Chapman, ’13: “I got good grades in high school, I was in the National Honor Society, and I was involved in various activities.”
Roxy Haley, ’14: “I did really great my senior year.”
Casey Chamberlain ’14: I got really good letters of recommendation.”
Marie LaBrie, ’12: “What I did, was I wrote down all of my extracurricular activities to keep track of them for my application. I also was interviewed, and I was able to explain how those activities helped me grow as person and as a leader.”
Danielle Scott, ’13: “As a transfer, I came in with a lot of involvement in clubs, and I was interviewed and I told my admissions counselor about myself.”