Applying for Admissions can differ from college to college but always consists of completing an Admissions Application, often found on the college website, and taking some kind of placement test that is used to determine your Math, English and Reading skills. Other criteria may include submitting high school grades or course grades from another college, SAT/ACT scores, completing a college essay, and interviewing. Most community colleges use a rolling admissions process in which you can apply at any point during the year. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Four-year colleges typically set deadlines that require that you have your application in by a certain date.
The Admissions and Financial Aid processes can run at the same time so initially, your college planning will include both steps. NCEOC Education Specialists are available to help you through both processes successfully.