Applying to college can be an experience that may bring students both anxiety and excitement. Making sure your college application gives the school the best idea of who you are doesn’t need to be a challenging task. Here’s what you need to know about submitting the best college application:
- Almost every college and university will have a minimum GPA or ACT or SAT score required for admission to the college.
- Due to the pandemic, ACT and SAT test requirements have been waived through the summer of 2023 at North Dakota colleges and universities.
- Schools that are more highly selective may choose students who have higher GPAs and test scores. Likewise, they may also take extracurriculars and volunteerism into account.
- This is where it’s important to appear well-rounded in these extra areas. A student who participates in athletics, band, and the school newspaper and then volunteers at the humane society will be more appealing to some colleges than a student who only participates in one activity.
- Some colleges ask for an admissions essay and letters of recommendation.
You should track your extracurricular and volunteer activities throughout high school. A good way is by starting a profile on the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars website. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you forget what you participate in. This is an easy way to track everything in one place.