Although application prices usually range from $50-100, you still should apply to six schools. Applying to just one or two schools is much too risky. Applying to more colleges gives you a better chance of being accepted somewhere, and may give you options. The cost is well worth it.
You should apply to two schools that you think are a little above your level. These schools should be ones that usually accept people with a higher GPA or SAT score than you have. It is really worth a shot to apply to "reach schools" because a lot of times, there is something about your application that is attractive to them. If you played the tuba faithfully all through highschool, and the college you are applying to just lost the only tuba player in their marching band, you have a good chance of fitting nicely into that niche.
Also, apply to two schools that could really go either way. You think you could get in, and you want to get in, but you aren't completely sure. You have as good of a chance as any.
Lastly, make sure to apply to two schools that you can certainly get in. Applying to "safety schools" is really important in case your other four fall through, you will still have a place to go come September. You can always transfer if you feel these schools aren't challenging you enough.
Sunday, December 8 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-12-09 04:56:59 GMT
An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. It happened Saturday night on the Killington Road. Police say 26-year-old Kyle Wilson wentMore >>
An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:36 PM EST2013-12-09 03:36:50 GMT
A Burlington congregation made a short pilgrimage to it's new home Sunday. The Christ Presbyterian Church has leased property from the University of Vermont for the last 35 years. But UVM has decidedMore >>
The Christ Presbyterian Church has leased property from the University of Vermont for the last 35 years. But UVM has decided not to renew its lease.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:35 PM EST2013-12-09 03:35:27 GMT
The 5th annual Festival of Trees in St. Albans is helping to feed the hungry this holiday season. Thirty decorated trees are on display in City Hall. Some of the trees have been auctioned off and theMore >>
Thirty decorated trees are on display in City Hall. Some of the trees have been auctioned off and the rest will be given away at a raffle.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:02 PM EST2013-12-09 03:02:41 GMT
Burlington Police are looking for two suspects involved in an assault and robbery.It happened on Front Street Sunday afternoon. The victim told police he was held up at gunpoint by two African AmericanMore >>
Burlington Police are looking for two suspects involved in an assault and robbery.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:34 PM EST2013-12-09 02:34:59 GMT
"It was always a lot of fun. It was a great way to dress up and have a fancy party -- something that we usually didn't get to go to, big fancy events," said Ann Cunningham. Cunningham, a native of Burlington,More >>
How do you spread holiday cheer? For decades, one Vermont family has kept up a tradition to throw a christmas party for hundreds of families in need.More >>