How Many Applications Will it Take?
With the proliferation of marketing strategies (by colleges) to generate more applications, it is tempting (and easy) to send out dozens of applications.It is best, however, that you stay focused. If you can keep your app total at or below eight, you will find that you are more apt to target schools that represent the best fits for you. Moreover, you will be able to manage the process of preparing the applications more efficiently. The more applications you put into play, the greater the pressure to complete the requirements of each. Even with the Common Application, you’ll find that completing the supplemental forms (and essays) can be time consuming and fatiguing. The latter is worth noting because you want to make sure each application reflects your best effort. Your submissions should never have the warmed up, “good enough” look.