College Application Process

The College Application Process should be exciting but often leads to stress for students and parents. Your counselors are ready to answer any questions that you may have. This page offers you a basic outline of the steps you need to take when applying to colleges.

General Tips for the Applying:

1. Begin the process early
Begin your application at least one month before the deadline to be sure
everything gets there on time!

2. Be Organized

3. Know Your Deadlines

**Use My College Record to help you keep track of your applications and deadlines

Additional information can be found in our College Planning Handbook.

Applying to College: The Four Part Process

1. Your Application
  • Complete your application on the college's website

- OR -

A. List of Colleges using Common App
B. Common Application-Student Webinar
C. Common App - Frequently Asked Questions

2. Counselor Recommendations and Your Transcript
  • Provide your counselor with the following forms 3 weeks prior to your application deadline:
A. Transcript Request Form
** You can pick up this blue form in Guidance Office

3. Teacher(s) Recommendation

4. Send your Standardized Test Scores
Follow- Up after Applying:
  1. Track Your Application Status
  2. Utilize the College and Career Resource Center- You can find financial aid and scholarship information on the website 
  3. Plan for your transition to College