When to Submit Your College Application
Do I have to wait to submit my applications until my transcript, recommendations and test scores are ready?
The answer is no. There are generally four pieces of information that a college needs to receive in order for them to consider the application complete: A submitted application, official transcript (which comes from the high school), letters of recommendation (if required by the school) and a students test scores (e.g., SAT/ACT/Subject Tests – If the school requires them). Submitting your application to the school is just one piece and will typically start and open your file at the college. Don’t wait to submit your application for the remainder of the pieces to be ready.
Please note that if you apply to a specific major at some colleges there will be additional information required, such as a portfolio or samples of your work. For a complete list of what is required by each college go to that specific colleges website for the details.
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