How do I apply to college?

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There are several different ways to do this. Many colleges have online applications, which students are finding very convenient. You can find these on a college website under "admissions" or "prospective students". Schools provide paper applications at college fairs, guidance offices, and through the mail if a student requests it. Many students will find the Common Application highly useful. The Common Application is a universal application accepted by over 240 private college and a few state schools. If several schools of interest accept it, a student can fill out this one application and send it to those schools. This is a tremendous time saver, especially since that means just one college essay for those schools!