Steps to Apply to 4-Year colleges

For Two Year Colleges

  • Fill out the FAFSA or WASFA Financial Aid application

  • Apply to the College

  • Do Naviance Steps for 2-Year Colleges

  • Follow Through with Your College

  • Determine Application Type

  • Complete Common App if needed

  • Complete Other Application if Needed

  • Add Schools to Your Colleges I'm Applying To List

  • Select Application Deadlines

  • Select Application Method (Common App, Direct to Institution)

  • Request Transcripts

  • Formalize Letter of Recommendation Requests

  • Review Naviance Application List

  • Match Naviance to Common App (necessary if you have Common App Colleges)

  • Keep Naviance Updated

  • When you decide: Select the College Attending

  • Last Step: Order Final Transcript

  • Decide whether to send scores

  • Look up how each college wants the scores

  • Official Score Reports (some schools)

  • Unofficial Reports (some schools)

  • Send Scores through Coalition App



  • CSS Profile

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Deadline Types

Pertinent Documents

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    2. At the top right, click More (the three vertical dots).
    3. Click More tools then select Clear browsing data.
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    5. Check the boxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files 
    6. Click the blue Clear data button at the bottom.

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