Graham Rogers, a speaker at the meeting, told us why many applications are rejected because the first page is completed incorrectly. Here are some suggestions on how to avoid this:
Read the instructions carefully
What should you use? Pencil or black ink? Should you write in cursive or block capitals?
Make sure you enter the correct course code
A wrongly entered code could cause chaos with the university administration and you might end up being admitted into a course you didn't want anyway.
Check your spelling and grammar
Don't rely just on the spellchecker - spelling mistakes will make your application stand out, but not in the way you want it to.
Make sure you answer all the questions
Don't leave anything blank. Even if you don't know the answer, put something down - at least you'll have a 25 per cent chance of being correct.
If you've decided to use cursive handwriting, make sure it is legible
Sure, you can read it and your friends can read it because your handwriting is familiar to them. But the way you write says a lot about you as a person, so make sure it's neat and tidy.
Never lie in your application and never put down anything you can't prove or can't discuss.