Mobile Apps That Can Help You Get Into College
With so many mobile apps out there, it's no surprise that there are ones that can help students prepare for college. Whether a student needs to find out a school's standardized test score requirements, get tips for writing an admissions essay or find study help for the SAT, there are apps that can help.
Standardized Test Vocab Help
If you're getting ready to apply for an undergraduate program and are preparing for the SAT or ACT, you can download an app that will help you study vocabulary words that could appear on the exams. Study apps that can help students get ready for graduate programs are also available, such as mobile apps that focus on GRE or GMAT vocabulary.
For many standardized tests, preparation involves more than just studying words. You also need to look at sample questions. Apps such as ChemGuru Chemistry SAT II Prep give students sample questions to answer. Another group of apps gives you sample math questions found on exams like the ACT, GED, GMAT, GRE or SAT. If you want more of a general look at a test, you can download an app like the GMAT Practice Quiz. Additionally, there are apps designed to help you study for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, focusing on subjects including accounting, U.S. or world history, biology and psychology.
A major component of getting ready for college is writing admissions and scholarship essays. The Niles Technology Group has released the app College Prep, which is designed to aid students with writing their application and SAT essays. Among its features are the ability to brainstorm ideas and make essay revisions. Another application, iSchool Initiative's College Scholarship Essay, focuses on aiding students as they apply for scholarships.
Apps for Making Informed Decisions
Another part of getting into college involves knowing where you're applying and what their admissions requirements are. The Fiske Guide to College App lets you look up information about different schools, such as what their campus environment is like, and make lists of schools you might want to attend. If you're thinking about continuing your studies in California, Oregon or Arizona, you can search for schools using the app College Apply. You can also find out the school's contact information and learn about its degree programs, financial aid and average ACT and SAT scores using College Apply. If you still need additional information, look to see if the school you're interested in has its own app.
There are also apps that can help with your study skills.