College Planning Tutorial: Application Checklist

Introduction to the College Planning Tutorial:
Find Your Ideal College… Go to College!

This free college planning tutorial is designed to give college-bound students the understanding, tools, and resources you need to successfully apply to college.

Are you planning to attend college? Thinking about trying to find the ideal college for you can be daunting — but hopefully a little exciting too!

This free 60+ page tutorial is designed to help you walk through all the important steps in choosing a college — including college search, college entrance criteria, college application process — with special attention on the application essay, and financial aid.

This tutorial is about finding your one ideal college; it’s about helping you achieve your dreams by helping you find and get into the college that will best prepare you for your future.

Where to begin? We suggest you go through all the steps of the tutorial, but feel free to just jump in wherever you feel you need helpful advice and resources. Follow this link to a map of the tutorial, or simply use the right arrow below to begin the tutorial.

Have you checked out the rest of the great free career and job-related tutorials offered on Quintessential Careers? Founder Dr. Randall Hansen This tutorial is authored by Dr. Randall S. Hansen, founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web. Dr. Hansen is also CEO of, as well as founder of and He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He’s often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at) Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

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