We put together the ultimate guide to applying to college. Check out the articles below to find out everything you need to know about connecting with admission counselors, the steps you should take your senior year, and essay advice.

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10 Tips for Applying to College

Get practical tips, like creating a special email account for your college search. 

The college application essay

Choosing Your Essay Topic

Read our 4 tips on choosing the topic that's right for you.

Writing a better college essay

Writing a Better College Essay

Put your best foot forward with these tips for a strong essay.

How Admission Teams Can Help

How Admission Teams Can Help

Find out what questions can get answered by admission and financial aid teams.

Student chats with financial services counselor

What Test-Optional Means

Many schools have adopted the policy, but what does it mean?

St. Edward's Campus

Getting Into College

Demystify the process with this behind-the-scenes look at applying to college.

Campus Tour

4 Ways to Visit

Visiting schools is an important step in narrowing your choices, see how you can visit the hilltop.

File Your 2021-2022 FAFSA

Why Everyone Should Complete the FAFSA?

Fill out the FAFSA. It’s your ticket to being considered for grants or scholarships.

Real Bottom Line

The Real Bottom Line

Learn more about what you can expect to pay for college.

COVID-19 Question on the Common Application

The Common Application has a question about how Covid-19 has impacted your experience at St. Edward's.