Every college has different admission guidelines and requirements, so you will need to do a little research on your own to find out exactly what you need. But there are some general things admissions officers look for in an applicant, including your academic record, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) and extra curricular activities. Check out our Applying for College section for more details.
A Basic Checklist
  1. A high school diploma or GED
  2. SAT or ACT scores
  3. Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors
  4. Application package completion and submission
  5. Personal essay