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College Admissions Apps: Organization

Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 02:19 PM

College Admissions? "There's an app for that"

AppsOrganization If you are like most busy high school students, the demands made on you inside and outside of the classroom combined with the pressures of getting into college can leave you feeling scattered. The following apps might help you optimize homework and study time, while also keeping you organized and on track.

myHomework - Free

myHomeworkIt’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to keep testing dates, essay requirements, and application deadlines for 10-12 schools straight, while also keeping up your schoolwork. The myHomework app can help keep you organized. You can enter your classes and corresponding assignments all of which are placed on a calendar with reminders to alert you when the due date is near. There is also a place to list completed homework, late homework, and upcoming homework assignments. myHomework is also available on the web so you can quickly sync and access your data from your computer at myhomeworkapp.com Also try: iStudiez Pro

Dropbox - Free

DropboxDropbox offers an alternative to a flash drive and the hassle of emailing yourself multiple files.  Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad, and even the Dropbox website, so you can pick up right where you left off! You can even elect to share specific files, which is great for students who want to spend study hall working on components of the college application and then share their drafts with a counselor or parent. Also try: Evernote

Many of your favorite college admissions websites, such as the College Board’s Official SAT Question of the Day, are now available as an app. Further, some colleges, including Stanford University, University of Texas-Austin, and MIT, have their own apps. Often designed by students, these apps can include anything from a campus event calendar, to university news, athletic scores, the campus radio station or newspaper, and even course material. 

Technology is advancing at warp-speed, and many other universities are developing similar programs based on mobile computing. Soon enough, you might have the ability to receive course assignments, upload a presentation, plan a group study session and check your grades, all while walking across the quad.

Now that we've looked at some of the apps that students can use for their college search, test prep, and organization, tell us your favorites!

 

 

 

Sarah Shanahan

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