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How Long Do College Applications Take?

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on July 21, 2021

Applying to college is never a one-and-done deal. As we’ve observed in previous articles, applying to college extends beyond the application itself, encompassing other activities like essays, test scores, and recommendations, all of which take time to complete or “collect” – in addition to the hours spent researching where you’d like to apply first! If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that our mantra is apply early. But, you may be saying to yourself, “Surely, I can get my college applications done in a day or two.” How long do college applications really take?

Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App

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Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App

How to Effectively Complete the Activities Section of College Applications

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on November 15, 2018

Good grades and high standardized test scores help get your application into the room where the admissions committee will make its final decision – and for many years they’ve been the top two criteria for evaluating applicants. As we pointed out in a blog we published in January 2013,

Topics: Common Application, College Application, Coalition App

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Topics: Common Application, College Application, Coalition App

Learn the Difference Between College Applications

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on May 23, 2018

It’s time for students to confront this question, not all that simple, and we’re going to help them understand what’s ahead in order to provide some direction.

Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, College Counseling, College Planning, Universal App

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Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, College Counseling, College Planning, Universal App

Application Essays for Florida’s State Universities

Topics: College Application Essay, Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, UF, FSU, UCF, Personal Statement