If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know we have been doing "this" (admissions counseling) for YEARS. That's years of experience and years of tools.
We recently decided to make more of our hidden, secret, super awesome tools available to our readers and all the people who stumble onto this blog. The tool you're going to find in this blog post is one of the best tools we have ever created. This is the ONLY tool you need to organize your university application process: the APPLY ME University Shortlist.
So what is a university shortlist? It's your list of universities. It's called a shortlist because, ideally, you would have started with a bunch of unis, researched them, and eliminated a bunch until you got down to a list of about 10 universities (if applying to the USA and Canada--only 5 if applying via UCAS from the UK). For more on this process, check out our post on How NOT to Pick a University.
Introducing the APPLY ME University Shortlist
Now that you've got a list of universities, you need to organize yourself. The most efficient way to do this is to put all of the important information about deadlines and requirements on ONE sheet: the APPLY ME University Shortlist. Here's an example of what this sheet looks like based on a student that we worked with a couple of years ago.
Now that you've seen the greatest admissions organization tool ever, we'll explain what's in it.
Download a FREE University Shortlist Template!!
So you've seen it and we've explained...now you can DOWNLOAD IT! Download this Excel file what you can fill in. The file includes:
How to Use Your University Shortlist
Here's what you need to do:
Now that you've got your university shortlist template, get to work!!