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Graduating HS in 2019- when do I need to apply to Arizona State?

theroyaleyeballtheroyaleyeball Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I'm currently a high school junior looking to apply to Arizona State University. I'm trying to get a jumpstart on my college stuff (letters of rec and the like), and I'd like to do early decision. I can't seem to find any information on the ASU website about when to apply by- is that because I can't apply yet for Fall 2019 or am I missing something?

Replies to: Graduating HS in 2019- when do I need to apply to Arizona State?

  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 13,692 Forum Champion
    They are still finishing up the Fall 2018 admissions.
    Generally the Early Decision application deadline is around Nov 1.

    This is my general suggestion on what you should be doing.

    [/b]Junior year[/b]
    Take the PSAT at school. This one will count for National Merit Scholarships.
    Apply for leadership positions in your clubs. Even if you don't get to be President, take leadership of a project.
    Take the SAT sometime in the spring of Junior year.
    Start investigating colleges.
    Visit some local colleges in the fall.like your State flagship, a smaller private school...see what you like and don't like about them. Or take a trip and visit more schools.
    Come up with a list of what you want in a college...major, location, urban/rural, size, etc etc
    Based on that, use Naviance, Supermatch (here on CC), Fiske Guide, etc to come up with a list of colleges
    Talk to your current teachers about who could write you a recommendation for college. Generally it will be two teachers, one STEM and one Humanities

    Junior year summer, do the following:

    1) Make a list of all your ECs, when you did them, about how many hours a week, and descriptions.
    2) You only get 10 slots for ECs on common app, so start categorizing them. Like you may want to categorize all music ECs together, or split them up somewhat.
    3) Make sure to mention what leadership you have in those ECs, even if not a formal position...and talk about what you did as a leader.
    4) Choose a Common App essay prompt
    5) Write a draft of your essay this summer. Give it to your GC/English teacher to review in the fall.
    6) If you haven't already, choose who you want to ask to write recommendations for you. If your major is STEM, ask a Math and a science teacher.
    7) See what your HS Guidance office wants you to do for college apps...(look on their website)...Do they want you to complete a brag sheet or something else to help the GC?
    8) Visit some local colleges if you haven't already..
    9) Find out from your parents how much they can spend on college each year
    10) Run the Net Price Calculator on those colleges to see if they are affordable
    11) If not, look at colleges that give automatic scholarships and see if they are good for you http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/1348012-automatic-full-tuition-full-ride-scholarships.html#latest
    12) Try to visit some of those colleges over the summer if possible if you haven't already
    13) DO NOT APPLY TO A SCHOOL YOU WOULDN'T ATTEND. Also known as "Love thy Safety". Pick your Safety first. I don't know how many stories I read about people who didn't get into an of their reaches and what they thought were matches and are only accepted to the safety and have a fit...find one that you like.

    Yes this seems like a lot of work...but imagine doing it when you have classes and ECs too!

    [/b]Senior Year[/b]
    Choose a rigorous schedule, but not one so rigorous you will regret it in the spring when you get senioritis.
    Take the SAT one more time if you want.
    Apply to colleges.
    Make sure you have safety, matches and reaches.
    Apply to at least one school early action...particularly the safeties so you have an acceptance in the bag.
    Continue doing well in your courses.

    tl:dr, Write a draft of your common app essay over the summer

  • theroyaleyeballtheroyaleyeball Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Ohhh my god that’s so helpful! Thank you so much! :D
  • usma87usma87 Registered User Posts: 338 Member
    edited April 2018
    @theroyaleyeball - Fall of '19 application portal should open in August. ASU has rolling admissions, so applying in August you will get an answer by October (my best guess). I have a son graduating this year and one starting next year. I strongly recommend looking into Barrett, The Honors College. See if you think you have the grades and scores to make it. You have to get admitted to ASU first, then you do a short, second application for Barrett. Good luck!

    PS - feel free to message me with questions. I have a fair bit of experience with ASU. :D
  • theroyaleyeballtheroyaleyeball Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thank you! I will keep that in mind :)
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