As you begin the college application process, there are several key things you should know. Use this guide to help you navigate through the various applications you will find.
1. Institutional Applications- Institutional Applications are institutional specific, meaning the university uses their own application. Unfortunately, these can vary greatly from a quick 5 minute application to rather lengthy documents.
2. Common Application- Common App links to over 700 colleges throughout Florida and the United States. If several of your potential colleges use it, it makes it easy and efficient by preparing one application for multiple universities. With most Common App schools there is an essay, and you have 1 of the 7 essay prompts you can do. Schools who use Common Application are traditionally “selective admissions”. They often require teacher and counselor recommendation letters.
3. Coalition Application- The Coalition Application is similar to the Common App, where 113 schools use the same application. There are 5 essay prompts to chose from, and detailed information required about your course work, extra-curricular activities, and personal information.