Preparing for College

What's involved in filling out a college application?

Question: What's involved in filling out a college application?

College application forms are as different as the institutions that require them. Some application forms are as simple as both sides of one piece of paper. Others look like a small book, with many pages. I have seen some college applications that are 23 pages long, requiring six written statements from the student as well as the usual teacher recommendations and other details. The answer to your question, then, is that it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a week or so of evenings (or longer) to fill out college applications.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
FORUMS
Connect with your future classmates
GUIDANCE
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
GUIDANCE
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions