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Get a Jumpstart on the Admissions Process

The college admissions process used to involve an elaborate set of steps including hand-written forms and a plethora of paperwork. Fortunately, the internet has completely transformed the experience. There are a number of resources available to students who may need to obtain transfer credits before applying or for those who simply want to do additional research prior to making their decision. The admissions process is also easier online. Prospective students can complete the bulk of their college admissions forms and requirements online, using a computer, keyboard, and about an hour or two of uninterrupted time.

1. Call the admissions office. Before you begin filling out your online applications, call the Admissions Office and speak with a counselor. During a complimentary interview, the admissions counselor will speak with you about your academic goals, as well as your background. The counselor will also go over the application process so you know what to expect. Lastly, the admissions staff can answer any questions you may have, and guide you in the right direction if their academic programs aren’t exactly what you are looking for.

2. Fill out the application. Once you have been given the green light from the Admissions Counselor, it’s time to fill out the online application. This involves a simple series of questions including:

    • Current contact information
    • Military affiliation if any
    • Citizenship status
    • Your academic history
    • Desired enrollment status
    • Academic area of interest
    • Whether of not you need financial assistance

Once your application is complete, you will hit the “Submit” button and it will be sent directly to our admissions office. It’s that simple!

3. Financial Aid. Many college students use some form of financial aid in order to decrease their college tuition, living, and/or school supply expenses. Even if you don’t need financial aid, it is a good idea to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor. You may qualify for grants and scholarships that can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do require financial assistance, Financial Aid Counselors can walk you through the process and help you determine where to apply. There are two kinds of assistance:

    • Grants and scholarships. These can come from public or private organizations and never have to be repaid.
    • Loans. These are also offered via public and private organizations but they do have to be repaid, often with interest.

It’s never too early to begin researching financial aid options as most financial aid programs have application deadlines.

4. Transcripts. At some point during the college admissions process, you will need to send your high school and college transcripts (if applicable). If you have a GED, you can contact your state government’s GED office to request a copy.

Once you have completed these five steps, you can sit back, relax, and wait for your notification of acceptance. Contact the Admissions Office at Bryant & Stratton College to begin your college admissions process today!

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