Many application questions

<p>If you can answer any of them, it will be really helpful to me. Thanks!</p>

<p>I. If I am a candidate for financial aid, when should the appropriate forms be filed on?</p>

<p>II. In test info. section, do I write down all the SAT IIS I have taken or jsut the ones I want them to consider (although they are going to see all of them anyways)?</p>

<p>III. In the educational data, they ask you for your guidance counselor's name and then position...isn't guidance counselor the position?</p>

<p>IV. Do I look like an underachiever if all my EC, personal, and volunteer activites fit in the given section? </p>

<p>V. For the short answer section, is it asking specifically for one of my activities or all that are meaningful to me?</p>

<p>VI. Lastly, for the question about how I became interested in applying to Yale, can I list them as in the given example or should I write them in full sentences.</p>

<p>so I'm a bit nervious about sending it out. I'm afraid I'm going to make a stupid mistake in the app., like missing a letter from my name or something, which I already did in my draft app. -_-</p>

<p>I'll do my best to answer your questions, but I can't help with the first because I know nothing about financial aid. Sorry. I already submitted my app, so if anything I say isn't right, at least we'll be screwed together :) </p>

<p>II) I assume you're sending a score report through CollegeBoard, which includes all of your test scores, good or bad. I would think, however, that you could choose which scores you want to write down in the test info section. I don't think it really matters as long as what you right down is accurate, since they'll see them all anyway, and I hear they only care about your top 3.
III) I was confused by that too. On my National Merit app, my school wrote "Counselor" as my Guidance Counselor's position, so that's what I did too.
IV) Of course not! What matters is that you were incolved and dedicated to the activities that you wanted to do. Passion is better than 8 million different activities
V) For the short answer on the common app write about the one activity that has been most meaningful to you. Yale allows you write about a different activity for the short answer than you do for the supplementary essay if you want.
VI) I'd say write in complete sentences. However, I wouldn't worry too much either. Somewhere (I forget where) I read that the question is used for marketing purposes and is not evaluative. I hope not anyway, since I didn't really let my passion for the school come through in my answer. The online supplement says "Please keep answers to 50 words or less", and I don't know how you can really develop anything too significant in such a small space.</p>

<p>Hope this helps. Try not to stress too much and best of luck!</p>

<p>Financial Aid:</p>

<p>You must fill out the CSS Profile by November 1st if you are applying Early Action.</p>

<p>It can be found on</p>

<p>The FAFSA forms don't have to be filed until next year, for both RD and EA.</p>