Understanding the college application process
Let’s face it: you and your student are busy and applying to college has a lot of moving pieces. We want to make that a little easier.
If you’re unfamiliar with the types of materials usually required as part of the college application, review our list and then head to our application requirements list, which breaks it down by college.
Next, head to our application deadlines list to identify key deadlines for the colleges that interest your student. The list also includes links to each college’s online application. Few of our member colleges charge an application fee, and there are options to have it waived for those that do.
It’s important to note that you never have to pay an application fee to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.