College Applications - Guidance

If you are applying to a community college, check their website first because many of them offer a FREE application. Otherwise, it costs an average of $50 per college to submit an application for admission.
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The Common Application

... is accepted by more than 500 colleges and universities nationwide. It allows you to apply to multiple public and private schools with one application. The Common Application includes the college essay and a letter of recommendation.
First Time Students
How the first year common app works
Gathering Materials
Understanding the recommendation process
High School Details Information Sheet

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The State University of New York (SUNY) Application is accepted by most of the 64 SUNY Campuses. It allows you to apply to multiple campuses with one application.