College Applications

Application Tools

College Board Big Future College Application List: Students can track all deadlines for institutions they are interested in applying to.

Student Tracker: Students can use the ASPIRE Student Tracker to track important activities and deadlines.

The Common App: Many universities and colleges throughout the country use the Common App, so that students do not have to enter the same information in over and over again. Some schools may require supplemental information or essays in addition to the Common App.

Application Process

Before selecting a school, students must assess the college’s admission requirements to determine if they qualify. To do this, explore the school’s website and note minimum course and GPA requirements, necessary tests, essays, and application deadlines.

*Note on application fee waivers and deferrals: Many colleges require an application fee at the time students submit their application. Several automatically waive the fee if students apply online, others will accept a deferral or waiver, both of which must be signed by a high school counselor. Students should download a copy of the NACAC fee waiver that can be used nationally.