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College Application Document Checklist

Rule # 1: KEEP COPIES OF EVERYTHING!

If you’re sending applications or other important documents by mail, consider sending them return receipt requested. (Usually less than $5.00 at the Post Office – UPS and FedEX can provide tracking for $10-$15.) This will let you know exactly when the school received your documents and who signed for them.

Help ensure your letters of recommendation arrive on time by providing those writing the letters with stamped, addressed envelopes. You might also want to stick a Post It note on the front with the deadline written on it in big letters. (As big as you can get on a Post It note…)

In almost all situations you should avoid waiting until the last minute to complete a task. The earlier you begin various tasks, the more time you will have to solve any problems that arise before the deadline arrives.

You should print and do one of these checklists for each school you are considering. Not all items will apply to every school, while for some schools there may be requirements not listed.

School: ___________________

Website: _________________

Admission Office Mailing Address:___________________
___________________________________________

Admission Office Telephone Number: ________________

     Academic Materials: Deadline Date Completed /Sent
Admission Application    
High School Transcript    
Letters of Recommendation    
Entrance Essay (if necessary)    
Housing Application    
     Tests:    
ACT Scores    
SAT Scores    
Other Test Scores    
     Fees and Deposits:    
Application    
Housing    
Enrollment    
Other Fees    
Miscellaneous    

click here to open a printable application document checklist

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