Can students apply to college online?

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Can students apply to college online?

Jessica Brondo
Founder and CEO The Edge in College Prep

Can students apply to college online?

Yes. Almost all, if not all, college applications are online nowadays. 400 schools use the Common App, an online application accepted by those schools which means you only have to fill out forms, and write a personal essay once, making the process much easier. It allows you to track your progress online as well. Each school will have their own supplement to the main Common App which includes other questions and essays, but will be based off of the main document. Please be suspicious of a college that does not use an online application. In this day and age when technology is not only so prevalent but so necessary to an education that prepares a student for the real world, a college with no online application may not be able to give that necessary skill to its students.