July 24, 2016— “The Common App” is accepting new accounts but you can't begin the application until Aug. 1, 2016.
The Common App is an online application process for 300 colleges and universities across the U.S.
If you are beginning your last year of high school, August is not too early to start the application process.
Watch the video for information on deadlines.
Don't limit yourself to these 300 colleges.
CollegeNET, Inc.'s ApplyWeb provides online applications for additional schools. At this writing I do not know how many.
There are more than 5,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. If you find a school that fits your interests and ambitions, check the school website for an online application or get the application package. If you're a senior, do it soon.
And don't forget to fill out the FAFSA in October. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
is how students apply for Pell grants, money for college that does not need to be repaid.
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