Seniors applying to two-year or four-year colleges will be using the Common Application, Coalition Application, Common Black College Application, and/or a school-specific application. Most colleges accept the Common Application. For application details about a specific college, refer to the admissions page on that college’s website.
Students must be aware of application deadlines, which are strictly adhered to. Applications can be submitted ahead of deadlines, but never after.
Common App: https://www.commonapp.org/
Common App is a non-profit college access organization that helps students apply to college every year. There are two main parts of the Common App to fill out: a set of common questions and each college’s own specific questions. Almost 900 colleges and universities use Common App.
Coalition for College: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/
MyCoalition is a set of free, online college-planning tools that helps students start early and stress less on their path to college. With anytime, easy-to-use access, MyCoalition empowers students to learn about, prepare for, and apply to college. Start your application as early as ninth grade to get a head start. Then apply to any of the 150+ Coalition member schools, easily and efficiently.
Common Black College Application: https://commonblackcollegeapp.com/
The mission of EDU, Inc., creator of the Common Black College Application (CBCA), is to increase the number of educational options for students interested in attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The CBCA allows you to complete a single application that you can submit to all 54 member institutions.
Norwalk Community College: https://norwalk.edu/admissions/apply/
Many students begin their postsecondary education at community college. NCC provides a broad range of credit and non-credit bearing programs (over 50 Associate’s Degree and over 20 Certificate programs) leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning.