Applying to college can be confusing and stressful. Let us help.

Whether a student’s headed to community college, a public school, or a private school, they’re going to have to apply. Navigate this at-times confusing process, explore the differences between different application systems, and access resources to help students before and after submitting.

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Understand the different application systems.

There are several types of applications – ApplyTexas, individual school applications, the Common App, and more. Make sure you understand the difference between them with helpful trainings in the Texas OnCourse Academy.

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Ensure that students can afford to apply.

Fee waivers are key to helping low-income students get their foot in the door at their dream school. Understand how to access and use waivers in different application systems.

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Streamline application season.

There’s so much to keep track of – admission requirements, types of decisions, application follow-up, your role as a counselor or adviser. The Texas OnCourse Academy keeps you from having to Google to keep it straight!

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Don’t stop now.

Applying to college is only half the battle. Explore more resources related to financial aid and scholarships, both in the Texas OnCourse Academy and on our Finances page.

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