Do not fret, however. There are certain tips that will undeniably ease your stress when applying to college.
First, remember to take your time. College applications are long and tedious, and they require both your full attention and a sharp eye. This isn't just your English paper, guys. This is your future.
Something else to consider when applying to college that may make your life just a little easier is choosing to apply online. Most colleges offer an online application, and out of state schools often offer a supplement available on the Common Application website. (www.commonapp.org) Applying online can make things a lot simpler for you and your family, so taking advantage of this opportunity is most definitely in your best interest.
Talk to your friends and parents. Remember, you're not going through this alone. If your parents didn't go to college, then talk to someone who recently graduated and knows the process well. They may have tips for you to spruce up your application and really make it shine.
Finally, take a deep breath. Applying to college is probably one of the most stressful things you've gone through thus far, but it really isn't as horrible as you think it is. Remember, colleges are on your side. They want to admit new students who are excited about attending their school. If you stay positive and knock out those applications, everything will work out. It helps to think about the fact that you're on your way to some of the best experiences of your life.
Common App: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
FSU Admissions: http://admissions.fsu.edu/
UCF Admissions: http://admissions.ucf.edu/
USF Admissions: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/default.aspx?cid=87<id=1
UF Admissions: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/
UNF Admissions: http://www.unf.edu/admissions/
FGCU Admissions: http://www.fgcu.edu/admissions.asp