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Research for College Applicants: Home

A brief guide for students preparing their college applications.

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Data on Colleges & Universities Online

Step by Step

  1. Look through directories of college programs. Get the facts. Then scour their websites. Find the right school for your needs and interests.
  2. Learn about the process of applying to college. Who reads your essay? What are they looking for? 
  3. Read sample essays provided by actual college admissions offices. These are the best examples of successful college admissions essays. 
  4. Gather contextual information about trends in higher education, important issues that matter to you, and what different schools have to offer. All of these things might impact your college decision or contribute to your essay.

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