College Admissions ProcessThe college application process requires students to be highly organized and many students need support through this process. College tuition costs are on the rise, and admission deadlines are earlier due to the recent increase in student applications.
4-year College Application Deadlines
Each four-year college/university has different application deadlines for early action/decision application, regular application, test requirements, financial aid, and scholarship decisions. It is very important to check the website for your prospective college/university for all of their required admission deadlines.
Many colleges now use the Common Application to save time and be more efficient. This allows students to send one application to all colleges that accept the Common Application. You can check on the college’s website under Admissions to see if they are a part of the Common Application pool. There is usually an application processing fee attached to each application so please be aware of this if you apply to multiple schools. For more information regarding the Common Application, visit www.commonapp.org.
College Application Tools
- Collegeboard.com offers great tools to help students stay organized through the applicaitons process.
- College Application Calendar- Timeline for Senior Year. VERY IMPORTANT TO START EARLY AND MEET **ALL** DEADLINES
- Letter of Recommendation Request Form
College Essay/Personal Statement
If students are applying to colleges that use their own application, it is crucial that the student has developed effective responses to the essay questions. Our staff is willing to help edit these responses and help students through the process as long as we are given a reasonable amount of time before the deadline.Links to More Information:Peterson's College Information- Peterson's comprehensive online college search guide helps students discover their best fit educational program. Two-year or four-year. Undergraduate or Graduate. Certificate program or online degree.US News College Ratings- U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college searchFlorida Colleges and Universities - Spreadsheet of admission information to Florida Schools (SUS)College Preparation Checklist- For grades 9-12, published by US Department of Education