Seniors receive advice on their college application processes

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by Kay Kim, editor in chief

Senior admission adviser of SUNY, Brian Culligan, informs the seniors about their college applications. Photo attribution to Kay Kim.

Senior admission adviser of SUNY, Brian Culligan, informs the seniors about their college applications. Photo attribution to Kay Kim.

State University of New York’s (SUNY) senior admission adviser, Brian Culligan, informed the seniors about SUNY schools and their application process. The information session was held on Wednesday, October 8th in the school library.

There are few important tips that Culligan suggested to the seniors.

As seniors who are applying to colleges, it is always important to set reach schools, likely schools, and safety schools.

Reach schools are colleges in which the student’s academic credentials fall under the average range of that of the school’s. Likely schools are colleges in which the student’s academic credentials fall within the average range. Safety schools are colleges in which the student’s academic credentials exceed the average range.

“So really applying, spreading your choices up between reach, likely, and safety [schools] – that allows students to be accepted to several colleges, not just one,” SUNY senior admission adviser Brian Culligan said.

Another essential factor in the college application process is to research the college and know the circumstances around it. For example, students may question the majors the school offers, its location, the means of transportation to get to the school, the scores that the college requires, internship opportunities that are provided, and the affordability.

FAFSA opened up on October 1st. Students are now able to apply for financial aid.

For those who are seeking assistance, on October 15th, SUNY will be holding Financial Aid Day. They will answer questions and provide guidance throughout the application. (For further event details, click here).

Other events include a computer science information session on October 20th and a humanities and social studies information session on November 2nd. Various campuses will be invited for a time of interaction with the students.

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