College Application Tips from Top Professionals

Dec. 6, 2013 / By

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JOHNNY FLORES JR/ Coachella Uninc

If you are a high school senior, you know that ‘tis the season for college applications!

Because it’s hard to concentrate when there are visions of deadlines dancing in your head, Coachella Unincorporated turned to two experienced professionals in this field and compiled their best tips for conquering applications.

Gloria Rodriguez is the executive director of the Dr. Carreon Foundation, which provides scholarships to students of Mexican-American ancestry. Angela Meraz is a college counselor at Xavier College Prep. The following are their top do’s and don’t’s for the college and scholarship application season.

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Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.