Preparing Yourself (and Your Documents) for Application Season

Applying for college or university isn't difficult, but being prepared ahead of time makes it a lot easier.

Preparing Yourself (and Your Documents) for Application Season

Written by Hefziba Mancilla Plaza

Embarking on a new academic journey can be an exciting but daunting experience. Whether you're a high school student considering college, or a current student looking to transfer, application season is a crucial step in your education. To help you navigate this process successfully, we've compiled a guide to prepare yourself for a smooth application season.

Know your options

Before you dive into the application process, it's essential to research the options that you have available to you. You'll want to find a program that best suits your academic and career goals. Humber College, for example, provides a wide range of programs, and you can explore all of their offerings on their website.

(Here's a couple quick links to save you some time:)

Plan your path

Once you've identified your interests and potential programs, it's time to map out your academic journey. Start by visiting the Humber College Liberal Arts page!

This resource can provide valuable insights into potential career paths that you may be interested in.

Seek guidance

Before you actually apply, we recommend seeking advice from those who've been through it. Your high school guidance counsellor is a good source, and so is the Humber Program Advice page. Here, you can find helpful tips and insights to make informed decisions about your academic journey.

Getting everything together

Most programs you apply to won't require more than the application itself. Some programs may require things like an artistic portfolio, reference letters, or even a resumé and cover letter explaining your interests. It's a good idea to check which programs require what documents, and try to get them ready before you start applying.

It's also a good idea to have a teacher or friend review your docs; they might spot something you missed!


The application season can be a stressful time, but with careful planning, research, and attention to detail, you can increase your chances of success. Remember that your application isn't just about meeting requirements; it's an opportunity to present yourself in the best light and show admissions committees why you're a great fit for their institution.

Take your time, seek advice when needed, and put your best foot forward in your application. Good luck on your academic journey!

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