Applying to College
It is time to start applying! Application deadlines may occur in the fall or winter of senior year and some colleges may have different types of deadlines: early decision, early action, regular admissions, and rolling admissions. Check with the colleges on your interest list to find out their deadlines and admission requirements as these may change every year.
Types of College Applications
There are several online options for students to utilize when applying for college admissions. Some colleges accept all options or may require a specific one. You can usually find out which options are available by visiting the admissions page on a college’s website. Which type of application you use is up to you and may be determined by the options offered by the majority of the colleges on your interest list. The application you choose will not give you an advantage or be a disadvantage for the admission decision. The following list includes application tools most commonly used by students at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy High School.
- College Specific Applications - an application specific to an institution that cannot be shared with multiple colleges.
- The commonapp - one application may be used for multiple institutions that are members of The Common App. This application is usually longer than college-specific applications but will save time from having to complete an application for each college you want to apply to. Many member schools have supplements to the Common App, typically a question or essay that allows you to indicate why you are applying to that particular college.
- The commonblackcollegeapp - is similar to the Common App but provides students with the opportunity to easily apply to historically black colleges. Your application is available to all member institutions. See Ms. Fennoy for application fee waiver.
- The coalition - a group of more than 140 distinguished colleges and universities across the U.S. that joined together with the mission to support lower-income, under-resourced, and/or first-generation students. It is free and available to all high school students from all backgrounds.
For more information on any of the above application sources, click the blue links to be taken to each website.
High School Resumes
Although resumes are not a required part of a college application, students may choose to send a resume as a way to highlight their achievements and accomplishments in the scholarship process.
Most colleges require an official copy of a student’s high school transcript as part of the application process. Visit theTranscript Request page to complete the form.