The college application process can be incredibly stressful. From campus tours to letters of recommendation to essays, you have a lot to keep track of. With so much to do, it’s hard to know where or when to start!
Because of this, it often becomes overwhelming to choose which specific path you want to take. The best way to figure this out is through obtaining an internship during your college experience.
Having gone through many auditions and college applications as a music and science major, I have learned quite a few things to help me through the process whilst being a first generation college student.
However, many things about college surprised me, and I wanted to share five things I wish I had known before my first year.
The ACT is a big deal. While many schools remain test optional after their initial movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still a vital part of the academic component in college application for most prestigious colleges.
Bard College being a liberal arts school allows students across the nation to come together in a collaborative environment and create the world that we live in today. With beautiful scenery of the catskill mountains, Bard is one of those colleges that wows you every season.
I genuinely love Creighton. There is such a great atmosphere between all the students and the professors. It is a smaller university, but that makes it so much better to build relationships with people from all different backgrounds.
Being from Chicago, I attended a CPS school with a student population that was more than 85% African-American. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but now that I’m at WMU, I realize that everyone, regardless of background, can find their group, which I believe is important.
So far, my time at Vassar has been a wonderful one because of the lovely student body that Vassar has. Vassar is a welcoming environment and has a beautiful campus (especially in the fall season).
The campus overall is fine. It’s located in a nice neighborhood and is close to Bradford beach, food and North Street and Brady street, which are bigger commercial streets with nightlife.