Interview with Leigh Marlow - International Scholarship & Tuition Services, Inc.
2. Request Transcripts Early and Respect the Time of Your Recommenders
It is important to request college/university transcripts and high school records in a timely manner. Make sure you’re providing the institution with ample time to meet your request. If you are prompted to submit an electronic copy of your transcript, assume the sponsor expects you to open sealed transcripts to scan them.
3. Take Responsibility for Your Application
No one knows your qualifications better than YOU. Ensure your application is accurate and complete the process sooner by taking the time to complete the application for yourself. Asking a family member, counselor or anyone else to work on your application may prevent the selection committee from fully comprehending how much you’ve achieved academically or how involved you’ve been in community service and extracurricular activities. Presenting yourself genuinely in your application improves your standing with a selection committee.
4. Know How To Check Your Application Status
Check your program materials for instructions to check the status of your application. All ISTS applicants can easily check their status on their application profile. Other sponsors may send you update e-mails as each application requirement is met. No matter the method of communication, know if the program offers you the ability to check your status.
5. Assume Deadlines are Final
Good luck with your applications!