18 min

What's in the App‪?‬ How to Apply to College Like A Pro

    • Education

Applying to college can be complicated. Between the different types of application forms, various deadlines, and "optional" essays, it can be tough to know when, how, and where to submit applications.

In this episode, Dan and David break down a college application into three major components: forms your high school submits, forms you submit via the application portal, and scores that testing agencies submit directly to each institution. The duo also reviews two common application types: the Common App and the Coalition App.

An important note: these episodes were recorded in 2020, when several colleges were only just beginning to switch to test-optional admissions policies. Always be sure to check your school's admissions website for the most up-to-date information regarding application requirements.

For test prep, essay guides, and other features that help you prepare for college, download Occam's app, Wend (formerly named VitaeMe), which is free on the App Store.

To read more articles about searching for schools, building your résumé, applying to college, and everything in between, check out Occam's blog on our website.

Applying to college can be complicated. Between the different types of application forms, various deadlines, and "optional" essays, it can be tough to know when, how, and where to submit applications.

In this episode, Dan and David break down a college application into three major components: forms your high school submits, forms you submit via the application portal, and scores that testing agencies submit directly to each institution. The duo also reviews two common application types: the Common App and the Coalition App.

An important note: these episodes were recorded in 2020, when several colleges were only just beginning to switch to test-optional admissions policies. Always be sure to check your school's admissions website for the most up-to-date information regarding application requirements.

For test prep, essay guides, and other features that help you prepare for college, download Occam's app, Wend (formerly named VitaeMe), which is free on the App Store.

To read more articles about searching for schools, building your résumé, applying to college, and everything in between, check out Occam's blog on our website.

18 min

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