Applying to Colleges: How Many is too Many? | College Coach Blog

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CoCo 130820 0229 Have you ever wondered why students shouldn’t apply to too many schools? Or how many is too many? University Coach admissions expert Elizabeth Heaton recently spoke with Peter Howe associated with NECN’s Money Saving Monday to answer these questions.

What does this have to do with saving money? It’s simply no secret that college is costly, but one frequently overlooked financial factor is application fees, which can go as high as $100 each. Numerous students submitting 10, 12 or even more applications, these fees add up. A good way to cut those costs is to avoid mass-applying to dozens of colleges.

Watch the video to hear Beth’s thoughts on:

  • How many schools students should target
  • The additional benefits of creating a more balanced list of schools

Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s group of college admissions experts . Before coming to University Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University associated with Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.

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