Applying to College
The Common Apps
The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.
The Common Black College Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply up to 54 colleges and univerisities for one application fee of $20.
Going to College In-State?
Create your Georgia Futures account today. Your HOPE GPA will be available there.
Fair Opportunity Project
"We've created the highest-quality college application and financial aid guides and resource tools that we send to every public high school in America--for free. We're getting students from every background and zip code a fair opportunity."
Narrow down your college options and review numerous opportunities.
Want to narrow down your college choices? College Scorecard is a great tool.
Seniors Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to College
- Take either or both exams -SAT /ACT
Ideally summer before your 12th grade year starts or 1st semester
Review TEST OPTIONAL Colleges opportunities
- Start the College Application Process
(Know the College Minimum Admission Requirements)
- Ask for Recommendation Letters (In advance of application deadlines)
Recommendation letters should be from Academic Sources: Teachers/Counselors
- Complete your Educational Resume (ONLY if College Requires)
Try to complete the summer before you senior year begins
- Write a standout College Essay (ONLY if College Requires)
- Finalize your College Applications by Submitting
- Complete the FAFSA (Parents) October of your senior year, the aFAFSA application opens.
- Locate & Apply for Scholarships to Pay for College (Start your search at the colleges you have applied to.)
Early vs. Regular Application Decision
Test Optional Colleges & Universities
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
USG waives test score requirement for Spring, Summer, Fall ’21
Colleges & Universities extending Test Optional (ACT/SAT can be waived)
for Class of 2022
*This might not be appicable to scholarships that require test scores
Univ. of Maryland
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Univ. of Vermont
Ohio State University
University of Alabama
Track your HOPE GPA
Keep track of your HOPE Scholarship GPA with the tools on this site.
What career path will you take? Take the Career Assessment
Academic Common Market
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state?
You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.
With the SREB Academic Common Market search, get results from more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 15 states.
Out-of-State Students - In-State Tuition
College Green Light
College Application Fee Waivers
Make sure you thoroughly read the information provided at this site.
Latina American Association College Resources
NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR LATINO STUDENTS. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR COLLEGE-BOUND UNDOCUMENTED GEORGIA STUDENTS.