College Application - Common Mistakes
Avoid Mistakes on Your College Application
College applications represent you to admissions officers, so give yourself the best chances of acceptance by taking your time and completing all parts of the application fully.
The best approach to turning in a great application is to allow plenty of time to work on it. Complete a first draft of the application before working on the final document. Starting early will save you from making the most common errors and the worst mistake of all: missing the application deadline.
Here are several common application errors and how to avoid them:
Ignoring an academic red flag
Getting the details wrong
Sloppy or lazy preparation
Have someone you trust proofread your work. Never rely on spell-check. Every application needs to be complete, accurate, legible, and mailed on time. Save a photocopy of each application or a printout of every electronic application. And follow up on test scores, recommendations, etc. to be sure they are sent to the proper contacts and offices at the college.