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Top Tips to Keep in Mind While Filling a University’s Online Application Form

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Filling an application form may be a frightening experience for aspirants, especially if you are filling that of your dream school. Faith Career is here to help you at every step of your MS, MBA, MEng, or MIM journey. We share useful tips that can help you avoid mistakes while filling the form and getting one step closer to realizing your dream.

#1) Be accurate.

Double check the dates of your previous and current education (such as undergraduate or postgraduate degree, online certificates, etc.), live projects, internships, full-time jobs, volunteer activities, etc. Some universities ask for only month and year, while some ask for the exact full dates of your education and other activities. Read what is asked and provide that.

#2) Carefully select your recommenders.

It is important to select and input the details of those recommenders (or referees) who can write and submit a strong letter of recommendation (LOR) for you. A defining characteristic of such a letter is that it has 4-5 remarkable traits of an applicant and each is backed by an example. Contact your referees in advance (many weeks before) and clearly ask if they would be willing to submit a strong letter for you. These days many schools ask for your referees' email address and sends an email to them and request them to comment on the applicant's capabilities. Other schools still ask you to upload a scanned copy of the LOR authored by your referee (usually typed on the university's or company's letterhead).

#3) Proofread.

At Faith Career, we provide 1:1 personalized guidance to all our students. We help them in filling the university's online application form for a program of their choice. While filling the application form, we always recommend them to read their personal details (such as residential address, postal address, passport number, IELTS TRF number, etc.) one more time before hitting the 'Submit' button.

#4) Pay attention to deadlines.

Some schools are strict about the last date before which your referees can submit the recommendation letters and other application materials (such as degree completion certificate, physical copy of transcripts, etc.), after you submit the application.

#5) Be relevant.

Don’t volunteer unnecessary information. While the admissions committee is looking for well-rounded individuals and it's good to show your uniqueness, you don’t necessarily have to provide all the information about yourself and over-burden them. Share only relevant details such as those which resonate with the program for which you are applying.

Reach out to us today if you need help with your MBA/MIM/MS/MEng/PhD application. We are always happy to assist you!

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