No matter how you slice it, the application process can be a bit time-consuming.

Filling out form after form, writing application essays and tracking all of your extracurricular takes commitment. When it seems crazy, try stopping and reframing your thinking.

Preparing for the future

As you fill out your application forms, it is preparing you for an important process in the future: filling out job applications!

Yes, as painful as it is to think about, you will need to get a job someday. Filling out your university application can give you an idea of what to include (and what not to include) on a job application later.

Writing a brilliant college essay

Imagine this:

It’s Monday, 8 a.m. You groggily make your way to your English class. As your English professor walks into class, he sits down his briefcase and assigns a three-page paper due on Wednesday!

*shudders*
Yet, you’re oddly okay with this, because you already know how to write a college-level essay!

While that was a corny example, it still rings true. When you have to write a college-application essay, it will help prepare you to write at the collegiate level.

Take your application essay seriously. Have people you trust read it, and showcase your style!

Improve your research skills

This may sound odd, but you can further develop your researching skills by filling out your application.

Think about how much information you need to gather:

  • GPA
  • Extracurriculars
  • Honors and awards
  • Leadership positions
  • References
  • Any out of school work experience

This is all a part of the research process. Plus, when you’re filling out an application, you should be researching your university and what they offer. Dig deep and see what you can find! Be sure to ask trusted friends, family, and educators their thoughts, and make a well-founded decision.

Being introspective

The really cool part about filling out a college application comes from the ability to be introspective.

You get the opportunity to see everything you have accomplished so far, what you have learned, and how you’ve grown.

The most important thing is how you can use this time to reaffirm your calling. This is an opportunity to prepare yourself to grow during your time at Evangel.

As you start, continue, or finish your application, we wish you the best. We can’t wait to see you!


Ready to apply? Go to our application portal to start the process.


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