Missed out on Utah College Application week at your school?
Haven’t applied for college yet?
Don’t panic! It’s not the end of the world. You still have time to apply for college. And StepUp has the resources to help.
First, decide where you want to apply.
Take some time to research colleges and think about what kind of college is right for you. Do you want to go somewhere close to home or far away? Small college or large university? Use the StepUp Utah College Directory to learn more about the colleges in Utah.
On the college directory you’ll find facts and pictures from each of the Utah colleges that will help you get a feel for the campuses. There are also links if you want to set up a tour of the campus and contact information for the admissions and financial aid offices.
Something else to keep in mind is the type of degree you’ll need for the career you want or how long you want to go to college.
Next, check deadlines.
Each college has their own deadlines and those are different for applications, scholarships and financial aid. Use the Facts at a Glance table to quickly see what deadlines are coming up for the colleges you want to apply to.
Submit your applications
The best time to apply for college is fall of your senior year—the earlier, the better. That way you get the best opportunities for early admission and scholarship funding. Need help knowing how to do that? Follow these 4 easy steps or ask for help from school counselor, parents, teachers, or mentors for help.
And don’t forget, you can and should apply to more than one college. This will help keep your options open.
So remember, while it’s not too late to apply for college, the earlier you apply the better chance you’ll have to get scholarships and other financial aid. Plus, the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll be able to celebrate when you get your college acceptance letters!