3 Things To Do After You Apply

Posted by Sandy Lashin-Curewitz | March 11, 2016

You're confident in your application, but you also know that admissions committees will sift through hundreds of others to craft the ideal Class of 2020. With that in mind, you might be wondering how you can continue to make yourself stand out once your application is out of your hands. Here's what to do.

After You Apply to College

1. Clean up your social media presence. If you haven't already, now is a good time to spruce up your online persona by getting rid of inappropriate content, protecting your personal photos, or adding a professional feel to your email addresses and pages. Your social accounts are fair game for admissions counselors and can say a lot about who you are behind the scenes, so put your best foot forward. (Get more of our social media advice here.)

2. Visit...again. Now that you're well aware of the requirements and your application is complete, a second or third visit can give you a new perspective on what student life is really like. If your first look was a campus tour, try sitting in on a class, joining an information session, or attending an open house. An added bonus: revisiting shows that you're serious about joining the community.

3. Send noteworthy updates. With so many applications to review, most schools prefer that you don't contact them regarding the status of your admissions decision; however, it might be worth reaching out to mention recent accomplishments that you think add to your candidacy. Did you win first place in your school's design competition? Or did you get national recognition for your research paper on biology? When it comes to accolades like these, consider sending a quick note or email to tack on to your already submitted application.

If Becker is one of the schools you applied to, we're working hard to review your materials and get your admissions decision in the mail. And for those who haven't started the application just yet...

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