Ready to know more about the 4 college mistakes to avoid? Because we care about our MOLA Family (prospective students and all-time customers), we would like to bring to your attention a couple of mistakes that can easily be avoided when applying to study abroad. We hope to bring value and open your eyes in case you are doing something wrong when applying to colleges in other countries. Time to check out the 4 college mistakes to avoid:
1. Forgetting to Proofread
Forgetting to proofread your application is so common nowadays. Something we have mentioned in previous blogs we consider to be important, especially if you are a novice student in these types of matters, is to proofread your application before you send it. Consider asking people you value for their professional or personal opinion on your application. Some of these folks might be your parents, teachers, mentors or close friends. Simply put, do not keep on forgetting to proofread your application.
2. Missing The Opportunity to Explain Your Extracurricular Activities
One more important element that tends to be overlooked is missing the opportunity to explain your extracurricular activities. Typically, students forget to explain in detail all of what they have done throughout their high school years. One of our free tips for you is to make sure you explain what you have been involved in, especially throughout your last years of high school. Believe it or not, whether you have excellent academic scores or not, your application can easily be distinguished from the rest when you have made sure your extracurricular activities are displayed in an organized manner.
3. Applying on The Day The Application is Due
Next mistake is when students are applying on the day the application is due. Submitting your application on the due date is a red flag for admissions counselors. Admissions counselors might feel disrespected since they already have to deal with hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants from within the United States and abroad. Be ready before hand!
4. Showing Little Interest In The University to Which You Applied
Showing little interest in the university to which you applied is a common mistake you need to avoid. Show interest and read your desired university’s mission and vision statements, check out their website, ask questions to your admissions counselor, etc. Invest time on your application and fill out as much information as you can so you show your interest in the college of your choice. Show interest and they will appreciate you even more!
We hope our blog has been a little reminder of 4 college mistakes to avoid. If you are having issues wanting to study abroad or applying to certain universities, contact us now and we will walk you through the admissions’ process. Contact us for a free 30 min consultation and get your college journey started!
ABOUT ALEX MORAES:
Alex is a young entrepreneur who triple majored in Economics, Public Administration and Political Science and acquired an MBA with an emphasis in International Business at Lindenwood University. Additionally, Alex works as a Marketing & Advertising Director at Synergy Alliance, powered by Gershman Mortgage, St. Louis major residential and commercial financing institution. Furthermore, Alex helps international students study abroad in the USA and Australia through his online college consulting business MOLA Leadership.