Now that a college has accepted you, you must accept them
By this time, most college-bound seniors have been accepted to one if not a few of the colleges they applied to. According to the College Board, this is the time when students should begin asking more questions to the colleges that they have to pick from. It is highly unlikely that you know everything that the colleges have to offer and getting more information will help you to decide the place that will fit you best. As a prospective student, you should reach out to university staff and current students with these questions. You may also want to visit the colleges that you have been accepted to. By doing so, you are able to get a feel for the campus that you could potentially be attending as you will most likely be living on campus for four years.
For most students, an important deciding factor for college is tuition costs and financial aid. When you receive your financial aid award package in the mail from the colleges you have been accepted into, it would be a good idea for you to compare prices side by side. On the College Board website, there is a form that students can enter in aid information so that they can make the best financial decision for themselves and their family.
Most colleges require the student’s final decision by May 1st. However, you need to make absolutely sure what is required by each specific college so that important deadlines can be met. You will also have to make a deposit to the college by this date as well to completely accept the college. There are other possible requirements that the college may need by this date as well, including a letter accepting the offered financial aid.
Once the student has decided on his or her college for the next year, he or she will need to complete other forms so that he or she will be prepared for college life. In most cases, college freshmen are required to live on campus. So, you will need to fill out housing application for your college along with a meal plan, et cetera.
For more information, students should visit CollegeBoard.org for more help on their road to college.