Applying For College

This section of the Student Resource Center is devoted to helping you navigate college admissions and the National College Match. Many of the application strategies and suggestions can also apply to the College Prep Scholars Program for high school juniors. 

National College Match Timeline

The National College Match is a college admissions process, not just a single scholarship application! See how it works.

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Researching Colleges

When researching colleges and selecting which ones you will apply to, what factors should you weigh? Read about different kinds of “fit” you may not have considered.

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Recommendations

Strong letters of recommendation can differentiate you from others among a large pool of applicants. Learn strategies to get the best letters. 

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Activities

The Activities section allows admissions officers to get to know you and how you meaningfully spend your time outside the classroom. Learn how to effectively portray your experiences and strengthen this often overlooked portion of your college application. 

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Writing Essays

Students from low-income backgrounds often have a unique story to tell. Learn how your background can help admissions officers view your successes through a different lens. 

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College Admissions Glossary

Binding admissions? Early decision? School Profile? Learn essential terms of the general college application process and the National College Match. 

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