Running Leap: Why You Should Apply to College Now
Published on Apr 3, 2017 by Stephanie Rizzo
Applying to college marks an exciting new chapter in your life, and the earlier you apply, the more advantages you’re likely to encounter during the process. We’ve put together a list of a few potential benefits of starting the application process early.
Initiate the Financial Aid Process
College is a big investment, and the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll receive access to potential institutional scholarships that can help subsidize the cost of your education. To help determine your financial eligibility, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which provides our financial aid department with an overview of your financial situation, and helps them better assess your needs. For more information on financial aid, visit our website or refer to our guide on making smart financial aid choices. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Ideal Pick of Housing
Once you complete the application process, your admissions representative will put you in touch with one of our housing coordinators. They’ll walk you through the process of finding and securing an apartment at any number of Full Sail-friendly complexes, many of them located within walking distance of campus. Our Housing Resources department specializes in helping you find the right housing solution to fit your needs, including consideration of specific amenities and family situations. They’ll also provide you with a list of other Full Sail students seeking potential roommates.
The earlier you apply, the more choices you’ll have when it comes to housing. More information can be found in our online housing guide.
Kickstart Your Education
Perhaps the biggest perk of applying early is that it locks in your start date. Full Sail offers rolling application deadlines each month, so there’s no need to wait until a fall or spring semester rolls around to apply. Our unique accelerated learning model means you’ll be learning within your chosen discipline in a fast and focused environment. For more information and a complete list of our campus degree programs, visit our website.