All stages of the admissions process – from standardized tests to campus visits – give students an opportunity to emphasize their individuality and what unique qualities they will contribute to a college or university. For additional assistance in navigating the steps of college enrollment, sign up for free MEFA emails.
Before you apply, think about what type of college you’d like to attend and look for schools that are a good fit academically, financially, and personally. Schools also look for applicants who take control of the applications process and demonstrate initiative and independence. Keep an open mind, and start searching as early as you can.
MEFA’s College Admissions Toolkit helps you jumpstart your college search and application process with worksheets and strategies for organization and planning.
Paying for college may be expensive, but thinking ahead can help you come up with a plan to cover college costs. Most families use a combination of their child's college savings, financial aid, and education loans to pay for college expenses.