Oops! Rookie Mistakes That Even the Experienced Make on College Applications

College Applications
College Applications

By Barbara Bellesi

If you waited a few years to go to college, or are just now about to finish your degree or enroll in grad school, you might have discovered that more life experience doesn't necessarily guarantee that you'll be a natural at college or financial aid applications.

Transcripts and test scores aside, admissions counselors and financial aid officers are noting some glaring errors in application packages -- and they're not all from "immature" high school students, either.