The college application process can be confusing and stressful. Let us help.

Whether you’re headed to community college, a public school, or a private school, you’re going to have to complete a college application. Texas OnCourse is here to guide you through this sometimes confusing process.

Explore the differences among application systems and see which application your dream school accepts.

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Decide where to apply.

The resources listed on this page are for students who have researched where to go and are ready to start applying. Not sure where you want to apply? Don’t worry. Make your way over to our College Planning page.

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Find out what applications are necessary.

It used to be that every college had its own application. This made life very hard for students. These days, many colleges accept the same few applications: ApplyTexas, Common App, Coalition App, and the Universal College App. Explore the resources below to find out what’s right for you.

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Make yourself look good.

College applications take into consideration all sorts of information: your grades, test scores, extracurriculars, essays, and more. Before you submit any applications, be sure you’ve made yourself look as good as possible.

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Submit, but don’t stop there.

Getting your applications in is a big deal! But once you celebrate hitting that Submit button, keep your eyes on the prize. Visit our financial planning page to make sure you get a head start on scholarships and financial aid.

Important Dates and Deadlines



Texas priority deadline for TASFA and FAFSA



ApplyTexas and Common App open



Get your college applications in!



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All Resources for Applying to College

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