If you haven’t applied to college yet, don’t worry— there’s still time! Although you may want to hurry as spring deadlines are fast approaching. As you prepare to submit your Common App, it’s important to have all of your required documents on hand to make the application process as easy as possible. While your college application process might vary from school to school, the Common App is a standard application that allows you to apply to multiple schools with the same application. Below are the application requirements that honors students should prepare for their application.
Copy of Your High School Transcript
High School transcripts are standard for all college applications regardless of whether you are an honors student or not. If you attend school in Clark County, you can request your official transcripts from the CCSD website for a fee of $10.
List of Your Activities, Work, and Family Responsibilities
As an honor student, you most likely have a healthy list of extra-curricular activities to bolster your application. These activities can be sports, activities, clubs, internships, or even part-time jobs that you took on after school. Sharing these interests on your application allows admissions staff to have a better idea of who you are, your interests, and your work ethic.
Test Scores and Dates From Your College Entrance Exams
While every school will have different requirements and testing policies, you can self-report your SAT and ACT scores if you have not already shared them. Applicants can submit entrance exam scores through the Common App using the corresponding college codes provided here.
Parent/Legal Guardian Information
On the Common App, there is a section for family information. This section is used by colleges and universities to college demographic information including your parent’s highest level of education. While this section is optional and has no impact on your financial aid, it can be beneficial for first-generation honors students to show how they have risen to the top of their class on merit.
Academic Honors and Achievements
While the previous requirements apply to both “honors” and “regular” students, the academic honors and achievements section of the application is where honors students can stand out the most by sharing their outstanding academic achievements. This is the time to share your Grade Point Average or if you were a member of the honors society, speech and debate teams, or other academic clubs.
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