1. Academic credentials
Admitted students should have a variety of academic credentials that demonstrate their achievements and accomplishments; for example, a high school diploma or GED, AP or IB coursework, SAT and ACT scores, and any other documents that may be required by the college or university. It is important to ensure that all academic credentials are up to date and accurate before submitting them.
2. Letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation should provide insight into the applicant’s qualifications, character, and interests; for example, from a teacher, counselor or mentor who can attest to the applicant's strengths and accomplishments. These letters are usually required by most colleges and universities, so it is important that applicants follow all necessary guidelines when requesting letters of recommendation.
3. Official transcripts from all high schools attended
Official transcripts should reflect all courses taken in high school as well as any college credits earned through AP or IB exams. It is important to request transcripts from each high school that was attended during the four years prior to applying for college admission.
4. Application forms and essays
Application forms and essays must be completed accurately and follow all instructions given by the college or university. These forms provide detailed information about the applicant’s academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, work experience, awards earned, etc., and are used to assess an applicant's eligibility for admission.
5. Financial aid paperwork and application fees
Admitted students should submit any necessary financial aid paperwork along with the admission application to ensure that they receive the best opportunities for funding their education. Additionally, applicants should be aware of any required application fees associated with submitting a college application.
6. ACT or SAT scores (if required by the college)
In some cases, admitted students will be required to submit their ACT or SAT scores as part of the admission application. Applicants should contact the college or university for specific requirements and information about submitting these scores.
7. Immunization records, physical exam results, and health forms
Some colleges and universities require that admitted students provide documentation regarding immunizations, physical exams and other health-related information in order to ensure that they are eligible for enrollment. It is important to check with the college or university admissions office for specific details related to this requirement.
8. Any additional documents requested by the college or university admission office
Admitted students may be asked to submit additional documents depending on individual circumstances; therefore, it is important to review all communication from the college or university in order to provide any additional documents that may be requested.
9. Personal statement or essay about why you want to attend the college
In addition to academic credentials, applicants may be asked to write a personal statement or essay that provides insight into their reasons for wanting to attend the college. This document should provide detailed information about why the applicant is interested in attending the college and how they will benefit from being a part of its community.