6 Steps to Admissions Success, 2016

Students and parents walk through the essential steps to prepare and apply for college.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (26 ratings)
4,481 students
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Complete 6 Simple Steps to Apply to College
Anticipate college application requirements and deadlines
Write compelling, authentic, personal statements
Identify colleges aligned with career and life goals


  • This class is designed for all students, parents, mentors, and counselors who want to understand the basics of college applications.


Do you have questions about college applications?

Are you a student, parent, mentor or college counselor seeking simple steps that will illuminate an inside track for college preparation and admission?

This course introduces 6 steps with instructions, worksheets, and lectures that explain how to apply for admission to college. Information in this course includes hyperlinks to resources, including websites to search for colleges, register for student tests, and apply for college admissions. High school students will walk through the essential steps to apply to college while parents and college counselors better understand how to support admission success.

College applications open for registration on August 1 and deadlines vary by college. Steps 1- 4 show students how to evaluate academic abilities and life goals in order to select the right college. Steps 5 shows students how to brainstorm, outline, write, revise, and review college essays and applications. Once students are offered admission to college, a review of the financial offers and securing enrollment completes Step 6.

This course is the starting point for anyone who wishes to apply to college. Parents, mentors, and college counselors will learn the essential steps of applications with strategies to improve chances of admission to college.

Who this course is for:

  • High School Students
  • Parents
  • College Counselors
  • Mentors and other who support students applying to college

Course content

7 sections27 lectures2h 14m total length
  • Introduction to Using Data for College Decisions


Educator and Entrepreneur
Matthew C. Andrews, Ph.D.
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 26 Reviews
  • 4,481 Students
  • 1 Course

Dr. Andrews teaches students of all ages as he designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs throughout the world. He teaches teachers-in-training at the college level while teaching integrated courses in STEM projects at charter schools, and counseling students applying to college programs and their first jobs.

Dr. Andrews conducts international studies of youth development. Some of his most esteemed work is on Good Work, Youth Purpose and Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Center on Adolescence. He has help design a number of successful online, educational programs, most notably the free college preparation curriculum offered in thousands of classrooms through Student Paths. Dr. Andrews founded Famplay to encourage parents to unplug from busy, tech-filled lives to engage in learning through play with their children. He founded Maverick Learning to provide elite educational experiences and advising for unorthodox students. He is the Chief Academic Officer at College Inside Track.

Dr. Andrews builds educational programs, conducts international research on human development, and works with leaders around the world to develop better educational systems. Enjoy his online courses on Udemy!