College or Graduate School Application Stress-Free Plan
Applying to college or graduate school is a big undertaking. It can be stressful and overwhelming if you do not have a plan in place.
To simplify the process, Milestone Academy has compiled a list of tips to help you stay organized and on top of your application tasks.
Create a Timeline of Tasks
Ensure to include deadlines for sending applications, taking standardized tests, and other tasks associated with the application process. Having these deadlines in writing will help keep you on track and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.
Gather All Necessary Documents
An important aspect of the college/graduate school admissions process is having all your documents in order: think transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays.
You can avoid last-minute stress or feel overwhelmed by preparing early and giving yourself adequate time to gather everything you need for that perfect application package.
Don’t wait until the deadline; get a head start on compiling what could be key deciding factors during your journey into higher education.
Have a Study Plan for Standardized Tests
Most colleges and universities require applicants to take standardized tests such as the SAT or GRE as part of their admissions process. If this applies to you, then creating a study plan to prepare for these tests before taking them is vital.
Using online resources like Khan Academy can also be helpful when preparing for these exams.
Use Online Research Tools
Doing research online is one of the best ways to learn more about colleges and universities that interest you.
An excellent place to start is by visiting the schools’ websites you are interested in and reading their mission statements.
You can also look up current students’ or alums reviews, read about academic programs offered, and much more.
Research Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities
Start your college journey off the right way by investigating financial aid and scholarship options.
Use online research tools to compare admission requirements, tuition costs, and student life of potential schools – so you can decide which is most fitting for you.
Making an informed decision will put you ahead toward higher education success.
Another way to reduce stress while applying for college or graduate school is by keeping your home clean and organized during this busy period.
Your home should be a place to rest and relax, so take time to clean up before or after each application task.
This might seem unrelated, but having an uncluttered environment helps reduce distractions while working on applications or studying, leading to fewer mistakes due to a lack of focus.
Use a Curriculum Vitae Builder for Your Application
Finally, using a template for a Curriculum Vitae (often referenced as a CV) can save lots of time.
These templates make designing attractive CVs easy, even if the design is not, one’s strongest suit.
They also offer features like adding images or colors and enhancing custom CVs created using these free online services.
And if you need to remove a particular page from your CV (depending on the type of position you’re applying for), you can try this tool for free!
From creating timelines of tasks to taking care of your mental health, planning for college or graduate school does not have to be filled with stress and fear.
Tap into the power of helpful online resources and ensure you give yourself enough time. Doing so will turn this exhilarating adventure toward higher education into an even more thrilling one!
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