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Most schools have a spring application deadline for fall admission, which means submitting everything no later than March if you want to attend college in September. Check with the school you're interested in for their exact deadline. You can usually find this information on the school's web site, or you can call the admissions office.

The Application
Applying to several schools can be time consuming and boring. Some schools have their own applications. Find out if you can use a Common Application or another electronic application to reduce the paper work. Some sites that offer common/electronic applications are:

However you apply, you need to research the information you'll enter on your application. Here are some examples:

  • Personal information (ex. Social Security Number)
  • Family information (ex. parent's names, addresses, and Social Security Numbers)
  • Educational background (ex. where you went to high school)
  • Test scores (ex. SAT and/or ACT)
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