5 College Admissions Tips

University of Colorado Denver

Thinking about going to college after high school? That’s great! College is a big decision for young students and can change the entire course of your life. If you’re thinking of applying for college, here are a few admissions tips we’d like to share.

1. Don’t procrastinate
The time to start applying is now! If you’re not quite sure where you want to go to college, put together a list and get to work visiting and talking. The last thing you need is to miss an important application deadline.

2. Visit the Campus (and make the most of your visit)
Visiting the colleges on your list is a must before you apply. Not only will you get a taste of campus life and a first-hand view of the campus, you’ll also get the opportunity to interact with current students.

3. Apply Online
If available, try to apply online. The process will go much faster and you won’t spend time looking for “lost” documents or questioning the arrival of your application. When you apply online, you’ll get an instant confirmation when your application goes through. (Psst! CU Denver freshmen can apply here).

4. Don’t hold back on asking for financial aid
Are you worried about paying for college? Well, so are about 80% of all college applicants. Ok, so we totally made up that statistic but in all reality there are a lot of students who fear they cannot go to college because they cannot afford it. That’s where scholarships and financial aid come in. If you are going to need financial aid, make sure you let the admissions officers know when you apply. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at CU Denver is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals and they’re always available to answer all your questions.

5. Talk to your high school
You need to let your high school guidance counselor (or any other school officials) know which colleges you’re applying to so they can send along your transcripts. The faster they send it all over, the better!

Of course, when it comes to applying for college there are a few more steps involved but we thought we would highlight some important ones. If you’re interested in applying to CU Denver but have a few questions, contact our Admissions Office.