Understanding each school's admission process and requirements is an important step to complete before you start applying to college. Knowing what type of application a school uses, entrance and application requirements, will help you prepare for submitting your college applications.
Understanding the different types of admissions processes is important, each type of admissions process has different advantages and disadvantages. It will be helpful for you to know the difference between each type of admissions process and which best meets your needs. Do you need more flexibility or do you need an answer early in your senior year?
Schools may have their own unique application, but many 4-year colleges throughout the country use the Common App. The Common Application offers one universal application and one common set of essays for its member colleges. This saves you time by not requiring you to fill out your personal contact information, educational history, etc. every time you apply to a new school. There are 14 Oregon colleges and universities that use the Common App.
Learn more about The Common Application.
Other Types of College Applications:
College admission requirements are often different than high school graduation requirements, so it is important to assess the college's admission requirements to make sure you qualify. One main difference between high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements is that 4-year colleges/universities require 2 years of foreign language. Explore the school's website and keep track of requirements like specific course requirements, GPA, test scores, essays, and application deadlines.
Types of Admission
It's important to review a school's admissions requirements before applying. Don't rush your application, take your time and submit all required documents. Typically the application includes the following components.
College Applications Include the Following:
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