Application Timeline for U.S. and International Students

February 25, 2016

You’re in the middle of year junior year, and, as you stroll through the halls of your high school, you start to hear about current seniors getting their college application results back. It quickly hits you that you need to start thinking about college applications. Where should you begin? 

Since we’ve been through it before, we thought we’d put together a timeline of important events for both US and international students to remember throughout the admissions process.

Counselors, parents, current college students and professors are your friends, confidante and mentor. They are all great resources to find out more about the colleges you are interested in applying to. If you’re not sure what questions to ask, take the advice of our college users and see what they recommend! 

Preparing for standardized tests is a long process, but you’re not in it alone. There are many tips and tricks for acing the SAT, the new SAT and the ACT. Find out what studying habits best suits you and stick to it. 

Narrowing down and finalizing your college list is hard. There are so many factors to consider, but ask yourself what is most important to you. Academic programs, location, sports, weather - whatever it is, finalize your list based on your priorities and interests. 

It is the best feeling to hit submit on all your college applications! The only thing is that it doesn’t end there. Once you’ve submitted your application, keep track of all financial aid and FAFSA deadlines, and start searching for external scholarship opportunities. (Don’t forget AdmitSee offers a $5000 scholarship!) While you do that, read up on these college interview tips. They will help put you at ease and ace your interviews. 

Getting started on the college admissions process, with no direction or understanding, can be a daunting experience. With so many dates and deadlines to remember, it’s certainly hard to keep track, so make sure to bookmark this page!

About The Author

Frances Wong
Frances Wong

Frances was born in Hong Kong and received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She loves super sad drama television, cooking, and reading. Her favorite person on Earth isn’t actually a member of the AdmitSee team - it’s her dog Cooper.

 




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beccapenn38
UPenn ‘21


Accepted to UPenn, Tulane, Elon , UNC

Student in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business dual enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School.
Mgtorres33
USC ‘19


Accepted to USC, NYU, UMich, UCSD, Rochester, BC, BU, Miami OH, Loyola U Chicago, Miami, U of Minnesota, Drexel, Illinois

Typical Student from Chicago who has had the best of the American/Hispanic Culture. As well, I applied to 25 schools
griffindaly
Tulane ‘20


Accepted to Tulane, UC Berkeley, Cincinnati, UPenn

Hi y'all! I'm an incoming freshmen at Tulane University in New Orleans, where I'll be studying Architecture, with a coordinate major in International Development and a minor in Urban Studies. Hope I can help with this #difficult process!
BrownDomer
Notre Dame ‘20


Accepted to BU, Emory, Swarthmore, Notre Dame

Hello! I'm an international student from Ethiopia and I'll be majoring in Biology. I'd love to share all the tips and tricks I've learned from my rather unique college application experience with you!

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