College Decision Day: MAY 1st!


Top 10 things to do to complete the college search puzzle


The final pieces of the puzzle are coming together. Congratulations on getting to this final phase in your college search! Way to go!! What's next?

  1. Let the college you have selected to attend know you will be enrolling at their school!

  2. Celebration with family, friends, and your school!

  3. Request from your high school counselor or registrar that your final transcripts are sent to the correct college.

  4. If you are planning to live on campus, examine your residential options and sign up for the one that makes the most sense for you.

  5. Register for and Attend Accepted Student Days and pick your fall classes!

  6. Make sure you submit your immunization forms. Most colleges require these to register for classes.

  7. Find out more about fall orientation, roommate info, packing lists, and move-in days.

  8. Send AP and/or IB Scores when they are posted in midsummer to your college.

  9. Remember to let the other colleges know you will not be attending their schools.

  10. If you are coming to the USA from another country or are studying in the USA with an international student status, in addition to the above, make sure to upload or submit all the immigration forms they need so you can obtain your student visa.

  11. Picture of Passport Information Page

  12. Financial Statements or Affidavit of Support

  13. English Proficiency Scores such as TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo if needed

  14. If you are transferring from a school within the USA, make sure your I-20 or DS 2019 is transferred to the new school by informing the DSO/International Student Advisor. You may also be required to complete a transfer form. Ask the college or the university if they have one.

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