The 6 Worst College Application Mistakes

Here’s a timely article from College Advisor, on the The 6 Worst College Application Mistakes. Some students are still working on Early Action applications, some may have started their Regular Admission apps, but all might take a look at these as a quick reminder. Here’s one mistake you never think you would make, but how many of us have ever sent off an email to the wrong addressee?

1. Misspelling your own name..

Make sure that your name is spelled correctly on all your applications and official documents Simple typos and misspellings – Daneil versus Daniel, Cathy versus Kathy, or Smith versus Smiht – can cause colleges to think that two different people exist. Problems can also arise when you alternate between your full name and nickname. As a result, they will have a harder time completing your files. Incomplete files don’t get read. So triple check even the basic information – name, address, social security number and birth date. In the same vein, make sure that your email address is correct and while we are at it – appropriate.

Good luck to all the seniors!

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