Applying to college requires filling out a lot of papers. This can be tedious, but it is crucial that you take your time to do it correctly and thoughtfully.
Some colleges have their own, specialized applications -- you will be able to print one off their website or have one sent to you. However, many colleges use a "common application," meaning you can fill out one application and use it at multiple colleges. Obviously, this saves time.
APPLY TEXAS APPLICATION
If you plan to attend a school in Texas, you can fill out the Apply Texas Application (formerly known as the Texas Common Application) online. You will need to create a username and password (one you can remember) in order to log in and update your application. Essay topics are changing for students who apply start college in the fall of 2017; preview the new topics here.
The Common Application is used by nearly 500 colleges/universities across the United States (and some overseas). You will need to create a username and password (one you can remember) in order to log in and update your application. You will also need to know your academic advisor's name and contact information since the CommonApp emails counselors to supply required information to complete your application.
Application deadlines vary for every college, so you should check college websites to be sure you get your application in on time. Many schools have two deadlines: one for early decision admission and one for regular admission.
For more information on applying to college, visit www.collegebasics.com