What's Needed to Apply to College?

Use the table above to answer the 5 questions in the form below

Commonly Requested Information for College Applications

Trade or Technical College2-year College4-year Public or Private
Legal name, Birth date, Birthplace, Citizenship, Permanent Address, City, County, State, Zip code, Email, Phone, Emergency Contact REQUIREDREQUIREDREQUIRED
Social Security, US Residency, or Visa NumbersYESYESYES
Parent's Educational Background
YESREQUIRED
High School from which you expect to graduate fromYES
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
Previous Dual Credit Courses
YES
YES
High School Extra Curricular Activities
YES
YES
High School Volunteer Work
YES
YES
High School Talents, Awards, and Honors
YES
YES
Employment History
YES
YES
Intended Major or Area of Study
YES
YES
YES
TOEFL / IELTS scores  for non-native English speaker or International students

YES
YES
Test Scores (SAT, ACT, or AP)

REQUIRED by Some
Essays

REQUIRED by Some
Letters of Recommendations (usually separate)


REQUIRED by Some
Application Fees
REQUIRED

WAIVERS AVAILABLE
Official High School Transcripts (usually separate)

REQUIRED
REQUIRED


Most college applications request or require similar information. 

Commonly requested information is included in the table below. YES indicates the information will be requested and a blank indicates that the information is not usually requested by that type of institution. Note, that some items are REQUIRED and not just requested. Once YOU have  chosen a college, the application to that college will help you determine what is required.  

Please note that the list does NOT necessarily included every single thing you will be asked.