College Application Process

  • College Application Procedures

    • Fill out the online application
      • Common App - "Cheat Sheet"
      • Coalition
      • College-specific application
    • Check to see if you need recommendation letters
      • Please only request a letter if it is REQUIRED for one of your colleges
      • If you need a letter, fill out the request for recommendation form for your teacher and/or counselor
      • If you are using Common App or Coalition, be sure to "invite" your recommender(s)
    • Send your transcripts
      • Request official transcript through Parchment
      • Self-report - NO official transcript is required to apply. Students will enter all their own classwork
    • Send your test scores
      • Use your College Board (SATand/or ACT account to request that official score reports be sent to your colleges (if required)
      • Many schools are now test-optional or will allow you to self-report your test scores. Check the college's website for details.


  •   ***It is recommended that students consult with any applicable colleges to see which application(s) is used by that college for admission purposes and to review admission/application requirements.