Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First Deadline is Approaching!

Hard to believe but our first deadline for first-year admission, November 1, is just a week and a half away. If you're considering applying, I really encourage you to get your application in by our first deadline. Why, you ask?
  1. It’s really not that hard to meet the deadline. You’ve still got 10 days. And the only thing that you need to have submitted by November 1 is the application itself, your essays, and the application fee. It’s fine if your transcripts, test scores, and recommendations arrive after the deadline. Also, keep in mind that any test scores from tests you take in November will be considered with your application, even if you are applying for the first deadline. So really, it’s just those pesky essays. Buckle down and get them done. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. More chance for scholarships. The earlier you get your application in, the more time we’ll have to consider you for merit scholarships. Some scholarships require that you apply by the first deadline. Others don’t require it, but it gives the selection committees more time to do their work. This isn’t a hard and fast rule; plenty of scholarships are awarded to second-deadline applicants. Definitely do your research about all the different scholarships available, both through the University and from outside sources. But for the best chance of being considered for the greatest number of scholarships, it's best to apply by November 1.
  3. You don’t want to spend your winter holiday filling out applications. I mean, who would? And if you’re applying to a lot of schools, it’s at least one application that you won’t have to worry about while you’re stuffed with holiday turkey.
Questions? Please let us know. We hope to see your application soon!