We started by trying to identify some geographical, size and other preferences. Once we identified some parameters, we used Naviance and College Board to identify some schools of interest. Then we used the schools' websites, Common Data Sets, and sites like Niche to try and get a better feel for the school, S's chances of admission, and affordability.
Now that we are in the thick of the college application process, I use tables in a word document to keep track of deadlines, required submissions, etc. I also have a multi pocket folder to keep copies of the application to each school, any important documents we get from them during the application process, etc. And we have an email address just for college stuff. That has come in handy because so many communications from the schools are via email. We have the inbox divided into folders for each school, so we can slide emails into folders very quickly.
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@hello94 My son was accepted to IU per the portal, which said nothing about Selective Scholarship Application. He has yet to receive the envelope, but we did go in the One.IU portal last night and followed a process similar to what @dcolosi described above. We were able to see a scholarship form to fill out. It doesn't say "Selective Scholarship Application" anywhere that I saw, but I believe that's what it is. Son is going to wait for the red envelope before he does anything with it, in case there are some instructions or anything in the envelope.
There are some restaurants and bars in Clifton right near UC, and if you are soccer fans, FC Cincinnati games are fun. They play right on UCs campus, and you could check their schedule to see if they are playing while you are in town.
Smale Park is nice to visit. You can walk along the riverfront and across the Suspension Bridge into Covington Kentucky or across the Purple People Bridge into Newport Kentucky. Or you can take a Segue tour which I believe starts in Smale Park. In that same area of Smale Park is an entertainment district called The Banks. There is a nice assortment of restaurants (Pies and Pints, Taste of Belgium, Yard House, Christian Moerlein House, to name a few) in that area, as well as the baseball stadium and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which is interesting if you are a baseball fan. And the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is in that area too.
If you cross the Purple People Bridge into Newport Kentucky, there is an entertainment venue called Newport on the Levee. The big draw for families there is the Newport Aquarium. The Levee also has a movie theatre and some more restaurants (Mitchell's Fish Market; Tom + Chee, which is popular for its grilled cheese sandwiches; Brios; Bar Louie's; Deweys Pizza; and Brothers). If I remember correctly, the fancy bowling alley is still there too. Across the main drag from the front of the Levee are some other options, including the Hofbrauhaus (German food and beer) and Strong's Brick Oven Pizza.
Another fun area of downtown Cincinnati is Over The Rhine, which is a gentrified historical area that has a microbrewery / restaurant (Taft Ale House) and some restaurants (some are Eagle OTR, Bakersfield, Holtman's Donuts and Graeters Ice Cream), bars and shops.
If you wanted to do both The Banks and OTR, you could take the streetcar from one area to the other.
Abother popular microbrewery is Mad Tree, which is in the Oakley area.
Some restaurants that are Cincinnati things include Skyline (inexpensive three ways and coneys made with Cincinnati style chili, most out of towners either love it or hate it), Montgomery Inn (moderately priced barbecue ribs and chicken, etc.), and the Jeff Ruby restaurants (expensive steaks). The local favorite ice cream here is Graeters or Aglamesis.
Hope some of this helps and that you enjoy your time in Cincinnati!