Types of Applications
Most applications can be located on the college or university’s website. Some schools still offer paper applications, but most often online applications are most popular and preferred by schools.
The Common ApplicationCompleting applications for several schools can be quite a chore. Many schools have joined forces to provide a single application that can be completed once and duplicated several times. The Common Application is accepted at many, but not all, colleges and universities. You can see the entire list of schools on The Common Application website. www.commonapp.org If more than one of the schools to which you are applying does accept The Common Application and chose to use it, this means that you complete your part only once, and will send a copy of it to each school you apply to. Please be sure to include the appropriate fee for each college. Fees are listed on the Common Application website. This also means that your counselor will only
complete the School Report Form only once and teachers will fill out the Teacher Recommendation Form only once as well.
Please make sure that you print out the following pieces of the Common Application from the Downloadable Forms section of the Common Application website and give to your counselor after completing the application:
- Secondary School Report
- Teacher Recommendation Form
- Mid-Year Report
- Final Report
Many colleges require supplements to the Common Application. These supplements will be on
the website as well.
Many SUNY (State University of New York) schools are available on the Common Application. If you choose to use the SUNY application at www.suny.edu, please make sure you click on the supplemental section to see if the college you are applying to has one.
CUNY ApplicationAll CUNY (City University of New York) schools must be completed on the CUNY website, www.cuny.edu. You can apply up to 6 schools on the one application for the flat fee of $65.