Applying to college

Once you've decided on several target schools, it's time to put together the all-important college application! Prepare yourself for success with guidance from experts on topics such as admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and alumni interviews.

Hear from Sal and admissions officers on what it takes to put together a college application. Then, begin organizing your own materials with a timeline for the college application process.

Start by addressing some of the basic questions of the college application process: when should you apply, how should you fill out the application forms, and when have you applied to enough schools?

Don't brag about yourself in the college essay; let others do it for you in their letters of recommendation! Experts explain who to ask for your recommendation letters and how to make sure they have the intended impact on your college application.

It pays to be prepared for your college interview. Learn how admissions officer view the interview and how current college students approached the process as they were applying to school.