Applying to Colleges

Advice from ACT about what you need to do when you're applying to colleges.

  • Become familiar with college entrance requirements

    You should know about admissions requirements before you start applying to colleges. While particular requirements vary, every college sets some standard for evaluating prospective students. Most colleges look at your high school performance, course selections, and test scores to decide which courses you will be allowed to take.

  • Should you test again?

    Sometimes it's hard to know if you should retake the ACT test. This article offers some things to think about when you're considering whether you want to take the ACT test again.

  • Apply to "choice" colleges

    The application process at each school is unique. Some things remain consistent though, and we have advice to help you through the application process.

  • Top 10 college application mistakes

    Know common college application blunders to avoid. Counselors and admissions staff share the most common mistakes students make on college applications.