College & University Applications

Flow Chart - Early Application Process
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for the early action / early decision application process using our graphical Flow Chart!

 

Flow Chart - Regular Application Process
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for the regular application process using our graphical Flow Chart!

 

Flow Chart - Late Application Process
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for the rolling / late application process using our graphical Flow Chart!


Get Started - Application Process
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for completing the college application process. The tasks are listed in chronologic order.

 

Get Started - Letters of Recommendation
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for requesting recommendations from teachers, counselors, and other adults. The tasks are listed in chronologic order.

 

Get Started - Military Academies
Follow MyCollegeCalendar's recommended step-by-step tasks for applying to United States Military Academies. The tasks are listed in chronologic order.

Application Process
Start the college application process.  The entire process will take much longer than you think.

 

Application Strategy
The College Application Strategy recommended in the MyCollegeCalendar guide provides students with the best approach to gain college admission and to receive significant scholarships and grants.

 

Application Checklist
Track Your Progress Throughout the Year on the Convenient MyCollegeCalendar One-Page Checklist.

 

Required Application Materials
Research Application Forms, Documents, and Tests Required by the Colleges and Universities You’re Applying to.

 

Send SAT and ACT Scores
Be Sure To Send Your ACT® and SAT® Scores To the Colleges and Programs You’re Applying To.

 

Application Tips
Make sure you application materials are neat and clean.  Check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

 

Demonstrated Interest
Be sure to show a “demonstrated interest” to the colleges and universities you’re applying to.

 

Types of Application
There are three different options for completing college applications.

 

Online Applications
When you apply online, simply type in the hand-written information from the completed paper copy applications.

 

Application Essays
Start early on your college applications and application essays.  This is a lengthy, involved process in which many colleges require multiple essays and supplemental forms.

 

Application Filing Systems
To be prepared for the college admission and financial aid process, you need to create simple filing systems for both electronic and paper documents.

 

Finalizing your College Major
Finalizing your college major selection is important, but not absolutely essential.

 

Military Academy Applications
Go to the military academy websites below and complete the first step in the application process.

 

Letters of Recommendation
Request Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Forms (or Letters of Recommendation).

 

Student Resume
Update your student résumé by including all accomplishments and activities from your freshman, sophomore, and junior years.

 

Student Atheletes
Plan on making a 5-minute video highlighting your athletic performances for coaches to review and evaluate your athletic ability.

 

Visual or Performing Arts Students
If you are a visual or performing arts student, you will have extra college application materials to submit.  Be prepared.

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