All high school seniors can now start applying to college!
Not sure where to begin? We are here to help!
Step One: Submit College Application(s)
1. Common Application (students will link their Common App account to Naviance in order to simplify the process of sending transcripts and test scores to colleges)
Whether you are applying to a college in-state or out-of-state, it is important to get familiar with the different types of college admission applications available to students.
Aside from Common Application and ApplyTexas, many colleges also have the option for you to submit the admission application directly from their website.
Having options is great, but be mindful of college application fees because they can really add up! Note that many colleges offer an application fee waiver, if you qualify.
Contact Ms. Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about application fee waivers!
Step Two: Submit Additional Documents
Once you have submitted your application, be sure to turn in all other required documents in order for an admission decision to be made in a timely manner. Checking your email regularly for status updates from the colleges you have applied to is very important! While every college is different, most will require you to submit the following items:
1. High School Transcript*
2. SAT/ACT Scores*
4. Letter(s) of Recommendation
5. Essay/Personal Statement
6. Interview with Admission Counselor
7. Official AP Scores through Collegeboard (if applicable)
8. Official College Transcript for Dual Credit courses (if applicable)
*Note: Students must submit transcript and/or test score requests through their Naviance Portal. Some colleges may still require students to submit official score through their CollegeBoard or ACT account.
Step Three: Wait for an Admission Decision Letter
Once you have submitted all necessary documents in order to complete your admission application(s), you can expect to receive a status update from the college(s) within 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, continue applying for scholarships to help pay for college! Visit the Scholarship Resources page for more info!