This article is meant to provide you an overview of what you and your mentee should keep an eye out for after they submitted their college applications. If you have any specific questions, reach out directly to your Program Manager.
For each school to which your mentee applied to, it’s a good idea to confirm that required recommendations, transcripts and entrance exam scores, and other forms have been sent and/or received. Also make sure that your mentee has paid the required application fee.
Some colleges offer merit scholarships that require additional applications and essays. You and your mentee can check the college’s web site for deadlines and relevant information.
If your mentee is applying for financial aid, be sure to have them complete the required forms and applications such as the FAFSA and CSS Financial Aid Profile. The FAFSA is an essential part of being eligible for state and federal grants. Your mentee also cannot obtain a federal student loan without filling out a FAFSA. Many schools have specific financial aid deadlines. Usually this information is available on the college’s web site.
Finally, some colleges and universities offer, suggest or require interviews. These interviews may take place on-campus or in the applicant’s local area. Often the applicant is required to take specific steps to schedule the interview. If interviews are offered, check the school’s web site for deadlines and specific requirements. InLikeMe offers tips for a successful college interview.
Follow the check list below after your mentee submitted their college application to confirm that all required materials have been received: