Fee Waiver Links (College Application/Exam Fees):
  • Part 1: College Application 
  • Part 2: Quick Review
  • Part 3: Transferring 
  • Part 4: ROTC 


Section 1: Personal Information
  • First name and last name 
  • Email and mailing address
  • Residency and Citizenship Status 
  • Ethnicity 
  • Information about your High School

Section 2: Family Information
  • Mother's and Father's name 
  • Mailing address 
  • Education level 

Section 3: Most Colleges want to know that you will obey their Honor Code and Community Standards

Section 2: Family Information
  • Mother's and Father's Names
  • Mailing Address
  • Education Level


Section 4: Academic Information
  • Cummulative GPA (is calculated using your grades from 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades) 
  • Coursework: Sciences, Math, Foreign Languages, and English (see individual school requirements)
  • General Rule: Aim to take more riqorous-challenging course such (AP, IB, or Honors)
  • High School Transcripts 
  • SAT or ACT Scores (Preparation is key)

Section 5: School and Community Activities 
  • Travels, competitions, music, sports, volunteer work, internships, jobs, clubs, and/or summer activities from 9th to 12th grades 
  • Special Recognition: Honors, Awards and Leadership 
  • Colleges want to see that you took advantage of the opportunities available to you -- both academically and through extracurricular activities

Section 5: Essays
  • The number of essays required varies by college (from 1-2 or more)

Section 6: High School Counselor Statement and Teacher Recommendation
  • Typically, teacher recommendations will be requested
  • Some colleges will ask for a counselor statement and/or peer recommendations

Review these Important Tips!
  • Visit individual college admission sites and learn about the school's acceptance requirements
    • Each school will have difference requirements (Do this as soon as possible) 
  • College will accept applications via the internet or regular mail
  • The vast majority of students take advantage of the internet to send their applications 
    • The internet can save you considerable postage fees
    • If you submit your application online you can pay online
  • It is important to know that if you cannot afford the fees there is a Fee Waiver Form
    • You will need to obtain, fill-out and submit the Fee Waiver Form
    • Most colleges will waive the application fee with this form, if you mee the financial requirements
  • You can start your application online, save the data and finish at a later time
  • Beat the submission deadline!
  • Make sure your application is complete -- Follow all of the instructions
  • Do not overlook the essays!
    • Essays are a critical component of your college application
    • Read the topics carefully and pay attention to the requested length 
    • Review the essays at least twice before sending the final copy 
  • Most colleges will communicated with you via email -- Provide them with an active email account
  • Free email accounts can be created via or

  • What if you cannot get into a 4-year college?
    • Then apply to a 2-year community college and transfer 
  • What if you cannot get into a 4-year college of your choice?
    • Then go to a 4-year college and transfer to the college of your choice
  • College transferring is a realistic goal -- a true possibility

  • The purpose of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is to prepare young men and women to serve in the military
  • ROTC offers scholarships in the three branches -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- although scholarship requirements are different for each  
  • All ROTC scholarships allow you to attend school first (rather than serve in the military before receiving tuition aid), and require you to take ROTC coursework for credit
  • Note: upon college completion, you may be required to serve in the military for a defined period of time