Tips for Applying to College

Applying to college can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Woodgrove seniors and counselors share tips and advice for rising seniors looking to start the college application process. 

Woodgrove Senior Leo Torrijos comments,“When applying for college, be real, show the true you and what you bring to the table.” 

Woodgrove Senior Kylie White encourages rising seniors to “include classes or jobs that go with your major” on your college applications. She also says colleges like to see short essays that “get straight to the point.”

Woodgrove Senior Maevyn Pabon sheds light on what to include in college applications. “I think it’s important to include everything in your application. If you feel like you need to withhold any information from the school, then it’s probably not the school for you.” 

Woodgrove Counselor Steven Cohen emphasizes the importance of looking for scholarships and grants early saying, “Colleges have priority deadlines for merit money that can be before deadlines.” Cohen also stresses that optional essays should still be completed to show interest. These essays should be “about something you are passionate about; be unique,” says Cohen.

If you are looking for more advice or help with college applications, visit the Woodgrove Counseling Department or the College & Career tab of the Counseling section on the Woodgrove website.