Applying to College
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.
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 Texas OnCourse Academy.
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.
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. Texas OnCourse Academy keeps you from having to Google to keep it straight!
Don’t stop now.
Applying to college is only half the battle. Explore more resources related to financial aid and scholarships, both in Texas OnCourse Academy and on our individual goals pages.
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Important Dates and Deadlines
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Texas OnCourse Academy
Texas OnCourse Academy provides comprehensive learning on college and career advising to educators.
Federal funding is the largest source of financial aid. Apply for grants, loans, and other types of aid with this free application.
The Coalition Application
APPLYING TO COLLEGE
The Coalition Application makes applying to college more accessible for low-income and first-generation students.
Common App Ready
APPLYING TO COLLEGE
The Common Application provides this resource full of college essay writing tips, guidance on college recommendations, understanding application fees, fee waivers, and more.