By Sangeetha Shanmugham
Many people find that filling out college applications can be a time-consuming and stressful task. There are lots of components to a college application: recommendation letters, a statement of purpose or personal essays, standardized test scores, scholarship applications… the list goes on. Most colleges and universities expect all materials to be sent in by Feb. 1, which means that most of you have about five weeks from right now to perfect your applications before you send them in. You want to make sure you haven’t forgotten any part of your application. So to make your life a little bit easier, we've come up with a handy checklist for you – use it as a guide, and good luck!