Freshman Application Preparation (Prepare)

A little prep
goes a long way.

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Know the necessities.

In order to be considered for admission, follow our advice when it comes to high school coursework, extracurriculars, and testing.

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Make a plan.

You’re guaranteed to stay on track for college if you follow our helpful suggestions.

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Earn some credit.

You can cut down on college requirements later by taking dual enrollment courses, AP or IB exams, or A-Levels now.

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Spend time on campus.

We have visit opportunities, college open houses, and summer programs galore, and we want you to attend!

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Create a Coalition account.

If you're planning to enroll in Fall 2018, you can choose to apply through the Coalition Application. Interested? Start uploading materials now to make the application process easier later.

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