College Admissions Process

Four Year College

Attending a four-year college is the “traditional” college pathway. Understand how and when to apply, the materials you’ll need to submit as part of a complete and competitive application, and what to do once you’ve received a school’s decision. Your timeline depends on what type of student you are; a high school student’s application is going to follow a different track than a transfer student’s. Once you’ve applied (and been accepted), you still have work to do to prepare for your new experience.

Before You Apply

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  • The Types and Benefits of Four Year Colleges: Not only should you weigh the pros and cons of college, but you need to know the difference between types of four-year colleges before you decide to apply.
  • Applying Early: For your favorite college, you should know the answer to "Should I apply early action or early decision?" Learn the pros and cons of applying early here.
  • Timeline for High School Students: This timeline provides a detailed list of actions you can take throughout high school to ensure that you are a competitive applicant and that you submit your applications on time.
  • Timeline for Returning or Adult Students: As an adult student, your timeline depends on your other obligations; your to-do list is broken down by season to help guide you through the application process.
  • Timeline for Transfer Students: Making the decision to transfer isn’t easy, but this timeline will help keep you on track for an on-time application submission.
Breaking Down the Application

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Making Your Final Decision

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  • How to Handle Being Waitlisted: Being waitlisted is disappointing, and while you can try to tip the scale in your favor with another letter of recommendation, it may be time to weigh your other college options.
  • Choosing an Acceptance Offer: Compare your financial aid packages, experiences on campus visits, and the resources offered by each institution to pick the right one for you.
  • What to Do After You’ve Accepted a College Offer: There’s still plenty to do after choosing your school: sign up for orientation, make sure your medical needs have been addressed, and sort out your housing options and class schedule.
College Applications

Click here to apply at www.commonapp.com.


Apply to 52 HBCUs

The common application does away with the repetitiveness of traditional college applications by using one application for fifty separate historically black colleges and universities. By filling out this single common application, you’ve effectively applied for forty-six college at the same time, and the application process itself takes less than ten minutes for most students.

A few of the well-known HBCUs included are Fisk University of Tennessee, Morgan State University of Maryland, Norfolk State University of Virginia, Tuskegee University of Alabama and Voorhees College of South Carolina.

Common Application Process and Cost
Using the common application costs just $35.00.

Visit commonblackcollegeapp.com to apply.