In the fall, more than 50,000 people in Ohio submitted college applications for admission.
But in many cases, applicants didn’t meet their targets.
Here are some tips to help you get a bigger score.
Know your application criteria.
If you’re applying for a degree, be sure to know what your goals are and how to meet them.
Ohio State University is looking for applicants with an interest in studying the humanities and social sciences, and also in the arts.
Applications are open to people from the general public, but if you’re interested in applying to a college specifically, you can apply online at Ohio State’s website.
Write down your strengths and weaknesses.
Be clear about how you plan to use your application to help guide your application.
For example, if you have an undergraduate degree in political science, don’t say you “work as a policy wonk.”
Instead, list your strengths.
For instance, if your degree is in social science, you might list your research interests, how you interact with others, how well you know people and what you think about issues like climate change.
Read your college transcript.
In order to get an accurate score on your application, it’s important to look at your college transcripts.
Ohio University offers two different kinds of transcripts: a one-year, which includes essays, and a two-year transcript, which provides a more detailed report of your academic performance.
If a transcript is not available, you may be able to get the information from the college’s website, which will be more detailed.
Be sure to check with your college’s admissions office.
Read the application materials.
Read how you’ll use the information you get from the transcripts.
Read for example: Why I’m applying for admission to Ohio State College of Humanities and Social Sciences; How do I plan to engage with others?; How can I apply to Ohio St. John’s College of Arts and Sciences?
These questions will give you an idea of how your application compares to other candidates.
If your score is below 10 percent, you’re not accepted.
Don’t wait until the last minute.
Some applicants get rejected because they don’t write down their information on their applications.
You’ll have to be patient and write down your responses in your application before the deadline.
Apply early to make sure you get in. 6.
Plan your summer.
There’s no better time to apply than during the fall.
Ohio’s college admission office is open from Sept. 17 to Sept. 26, so you can submit your applications right before the school’s fall semester begins.
For information on admission to your college, see our Fall admissions guide.
Make a list of questions.
Ask the college admissions office about what you want to know about your application and how you can use it.
The college will probably include your questions in the transcript.
Get your transcript.
If the college is open, you’ll need to take a test online to help get an official score.
For more information on Ohio State colleges, see Ohio’s public colleges.
Keep track of your grades.
Use the Ohio University College of Science and Engineering’s College Test Tracker to see your scores.
If all goes well, you should be able get an accepted score within the first three weeks of the application period.
If not, you will need to wait until a later date to submit your application online.
Make an appointment.
If possible, make an appointment with the college to discuss your application plans.
If this is not possible, you need to make an application online at the college.