Academic New Years Resolutions

on January 13, 2017

The new year signifies a clean slate and a time to set goals for yourself. So why not set goals for the academic year? Here are tips for making your college application process as smooth as possible:

Explore different majors


It’s OK if you don’t know what you want to study. Use the new year to discover a field you are passionate about. Set a goal for yourself to explore majors related to your interests. In this time of self-reflection, think about your skills to determine which major could be good for you. Taking our Careers & Majors Quiz is a great place to start on your journey.

Add colleges to your list


Deciding which colleges to apply to can be overwhelming – that’s where Cappex comes in. We can help you sort colleges based on location, cost and programs offered, among other items. Once you’ve compiled colleges you are interested in, add them to your college list. This list allows you to easily access information about the institutions you’re evaluating.

Apply for scholarships


Kick off the new year by earning cash for college. With more than 27,000 awards in our database, Cappex has you covered for all your scholarship needs. Fill out your Cappex profile with information such as your GPA, extracurriculars and hometown and we can match you with multiple scholarships. These scholarships will appear in your scholarship list. New scholarships constantly are being added to Cappex.

Improve your grades


Make this year the year you decide to buckle down and get the best grades possible. If you’re struggling in a class, talk to your teacher or look into getting a tutor in that subject. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for extra credit.

For more tips for your journey to college in the new year, take a look the Articles and Advice Cappex has to offer.

Applying to college? Cappex can help. Take a spin through the Cappex Application, a free tool that allows students to apply to multiple colleges at once.

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