It’s best to apply for college between July and December of your senior year. If you apply as early as possible, more scholarships, options for orientation dates and housing preferences will be available to you.
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Here’s the application process for most universities:
At UNT, we encourage students to submit their application by March 1 for the fall semester. After this date, applications are still accepted but are subject to a late fee. Learn more about the UNT admissions requirements and our admissions process today.
Some universities require college entrance exams and, for some, placement tests as part of the college application. The SAT and ACT are the most common entrance exams.
However, at UNT and at many schools, these tests are optional and vary by the school’s admissions requirements.
If you choose to attend or are already attending an Early College High School, you’re able to receive both a high school diploma and an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. As an ECHS graduate, you can apply to college with coursework credits already under your belt. Make sure to reach out to your university for specific admissions requirements for ECHS students.
Most high schools offer dual enrollment programs or courses that allow high school students to enroll in college courses and receive credit from both the college and high school. Students who complete dual enrollment courses may take fewer classes in college due to earning transferable college credit.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses/exams allow you to earn college credit while you’re in high school. There are nearly 40 exams offered and AP college credit is accepted by most universities worldwide. These tests will enable you to get a jumpstart on your college course load, allowing you to finish school quicker.
The above programs are a great way to get ahead in your college career and save money on tuition. They allow you to take fewer classes to graduate and might even help you to complete your bachelor’s degree in two or three years.