Applying to college is not an easy task, and with the multiple requirements for students to complete to be considered, it can be a daunting process for anyone. If you are applying to college for the first time or applying to continue your studies or change your career path, be sure to avoid these four things during the application process.

Skipping Directions

This is a simple part of the process, but one skipped direction can lead to an instant denial from a college. Be sure to pay attention to even the simplest directions to make sure you are following the application correctly and have all the requirements that are needed.

Giving Too Much Info

You may want to divulge every single club you belonged to in high school or every class you took at your previous university, but this can actually hurt your chances of getting accepted into a school. Keep your information relevant and only include things that you think will help your chances of acceptance.

Not Paying Attention to Deadlines

You may be used to turning things in late or getting away with not having things done on time, but when it comes to college applications, the deadline is not something you can get around. If you do not turn in your application on time, you will not be considered for a school—in fact, your application will most likely be thrown away! The same is true for waiting until the last minute. Try to turn in applications as early as you can to help your chances of acceptance.

Not Giving Schools a Chance

You may have one school in mind that you want to attend, but it’s so important not to put all your eggs in one basket. Make sure you keep an open mind and know what your options are when it comes to university. If you want, or need, to stay near where you live or have to work while you attend school, consider a university that offers online classes. If you have a dream school that may be difficult to get into, make sure you apply to other schools in case you don’t get in.

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