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What's your number?
Here are three tips from St. Edward’s University we find helpful to guide students to the right number of college applications.  The recommended number of colleges to apply is 4 or more, but not more than 7.  The averager number of applications AHHS seniors apply to is 4.8 colleges (Class of 2015).

1. Apply to schools you might actually want to attend.
If you’re applying to 10 schools, would you actually want to attend each of them? If so, why? List out the reasons you want to attend each school — if you’re really struggling with a school, chances are it can be crossed of your list.

2. Do your homework.
After determining which schools you want to attend, research those schools to make sure they offer your major, financial aid and a community that meets your needs. If you haven’t researched a school, then you shouldn’t apply.

3. Invest your time.
It’s important to remember that you’ll want to devote time to each school you apply to. You should do additional research, book a campus tour and speak with an admission counselor to determine if it’s the right fit (showing interest helps a school know you’re serious.) By narrowing down your number of applications, you’ll be able to invest the right amount of time and energy into each school.

Here are some websites that can assist you with your college process:


Letting A College Know of your Interest  (Below is an example of an e-mail you can send)

Hi! College Representatives Name or University,
        My name is ____________ and I am entering my senior at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, TX!  My college research has narrowed _____________ University as one of my top choices and I would like to officially request that I be placed on your mailing list for future senior alerts.

Mr. Paul Harris, our college counselor, informed me that you will be visiting us _____________ so I look forward to meeting you to further discuss my __________________ interests, etc.!

Please let me know if you recommend an interview as I plan to also visit ______________ University in the fall.

                        Student Name

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