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- If you do not receive a confirmation that your application was received, follow up with the school.
- Confirm ALL documents needed were submitted.
- Verify your letters of recommendation have been submitted. Follow up with your recommenders if not.
- Continue to monitor your email and the application portal in case the school asks for more information.
- Be aware of the admissions’ office deadlines around your application.
- If a significant amount of time passes beyond the decision deadline with no communication from the school, check in on the status of your application.
The is for the entire country - College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.
The state of California’s official college and career planning platform
A designation all credible institutions of higher education are required to have. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. This is a recognition that a college or university maintains standards necessary for its graduates to gain admission to other reputable institutions of higher learning or to achieve credentials for professional careers. The Accreditation is a rigorous evaluation and appraisal of the educational quality. Accredited (similar to regulated, monitored, and reviewed) institutions are reviewed by one or more independent organizations called accreditors to make certain that educational standards are being met. There are regional, national, and subject-specific accrediting organizations.
One of the first steps any prospective student should take before enrolling in a college or university, is to verify whether or not the school is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency.
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