Submitting your college application early will give you a big advantage over other applicants. Especially if the college does rolling admissions. But if you’re going to submit early, here are a few things you should be aware of.
The quality of your application is infinitely more important the the submission date. Sending off a sloppy application early won’t win you any points. You’ll have a better chance of getting accepted with a well-organized application than being the first to submit.
If the college does rolling admissions, it means there will be more spaces available the earlier you submit. As availability becomes more scarce, colleges with rolling admissions are more likely to scrutinize your application and reserve spaces for exceptional students only.
Even if the college doesn’t do rolling admissions, submitting your application early shows that you’re a responsible student. It will definitely make your college application stand out and give you more time to focus on other things afterwards.
Avoid system crash
The best part about submitting your application early is not having to worry about the system crashing on the last day. Often times, college web servers get so overloaded by students trying to submit their college applications on the last day that they crash and prevent you from submitting on time. Submit early to avoid this disaster!
Submitting your college application early is one of the most important aspects of a successful application. Read our next post for the third key ingredient to making your college application stand out. Don’t forget to also check out Brightstorm College for more topics by our admissions expert.