Applying to College

Applying to college can be a long process. Hopefully, it begins by Junior year when you are strongly encouraged to start the college search process. By the beginning ofSenior year, you should have a list of colleges you would like to attend.

Be sure to thoroughly read each college's set of application instructions and follow them carefully. Be sure that anything handwritten is neat,legible and in blue or black ink. Most colleges prefer that you apply online. Be certain to have someone proof your application before you submit it. Check for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Adhere to deadlines, and allow yourself plenty of time to get things turned in early! Do not procrastinate! You should always be aware through the entire process that you are trying to make a good impression so that the people reading your application will want you to come to their school!

You will need to request that your transcript be sent to each college.There is an entire section on requesting transcripts under the transcript link to the left. Please be sure to allow 10 school days foreach transcript request.

Common Application

The Common Application is an online application accepted by approximately 700 colleges. The colleges that accept the Common Application make no distinction between it and the college's own form. An advantage to using the common application is that it only needs to be completed once, then electronic copies can be sent to any college that accepts the CommonApp.  Become familiar with the admission guidelines the colleges you are considering utilize so that you can assure that you are submitting materials accordingly.
Click here for The Common App

SAT Scores and ACT Scores

Colleges require official score results. Results are sent to the colleges directly from the testing organizations. You can request that a certain number of colleges receive your scores when you register to take these exams. If you did not include one of the colleges on your registration,then you must arrange to have them sent from the College board or ACT directly. To do this you must log on to the website and follow the instructions for sending score reports. Typically, there is a cost involved.

Use the links to the left to:

Get advice on writing college admission essays

Learn how to request that your high school transcript be sent to colleges

Below is a resource that can assist you with your college search and possibly answer some questions you may have. 
College Questions and Where to Find Answers

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