• Four Easy Steps to Apply to College
     
    1.  Complete and submit the college application including essays.  The topics for the Class of 2014 have CHANGED for both ApplyTexas and The Common App.  ApplyTexas is for state colleges and some privates.  The Common Application is used for many in and out of state private colleges.  Some small private colleges still use their own online application.  Check with the individual college's website if they are not on ApplyTexas or The Common Application! 
     
    2.  Pay the application fee or submit a fee waiver (see your transition counselor for qualification).  There is usually a way to do this in the online application.  Most community colleges, such as ACC, do not charge an application fee.

    3.  Send SAT or ACT official scores to the colleges you are applying to.  Always send ALL SCORES, even if you plan to take one the the tests again in the future.  Send them what you have now.  If you haven't taken one of the exams yet, the college you are applying to cannot consider your application until you have at least one set of scores from one of the tests.  An exception to this are community colleges which use your TAKS scores for admission/placement.

    4.  Order and pay for a transcript to be sent to the college.  Some private and all out of state colleges must be submitted by USPS Mail by you!  One exception is The Common Application where your transition counselor can upload it into your application.  Another is a private university using SendEDU.

    Stay on track with this Admission Checklist!