TX College Guidebook - Spring Semester 2019 - Page 96



ONLINE APPLICATIONS
ApplyTexas
ApplyTexas -- Most popular application platform in Texas
Using an online application makes it easier to apply to multiple colleges by completing
only one application. The most popular platform in Texas is ApplyTexas. It is accepted
by ALL public colleges and 23 private colleges in the state.
The Common App & The Coalition Application
Some universities, particularly private ones, allow you the option to use the Common
App or Coalition App. If you are also applying to out-of-state schools, you may want to
consider one of them for your Texas applications (if accepted by your TX school), too.
Unlike ApplyTexas, your reference letters may be submitted electronically by your
teacher(s) and counselor(s) via the Common App and Coalition App. Also, it is easier to
submit fee waivers via the Common and Coalition platforms.
We provide direct links to all platforms
On each Campus Guide page, we provide direct link(s) to the application platform(s)
accepted by that particular institution.
Universities consider all platforms equal
If a college accepts more than one type of application, it is completely up to you. The
schools insist they do not give preference to one type over another.
Visit each platform -- even if you don’t use it to submit apps
Each platform features important information for all college-bound students -- even if
you do not submit applications via the app.
ApplyTX is the fastest way to find deadlines and requirements for most TX colleges.
Both the Common and Coalition platforms offer numerous “How To” resources,
including videos for the application process to any college or university. Links to those
are included in the Resource section.
RESOURCES
NACAC Guide to College Admission - Comprehensive 84-page booklet [NACAC]
TX OnCourse: Application Process - Best website for Texas high school students
GenTX: Guide to Applying to College - Great overview of the TX process
ApplyTexas Overview & Tips - Highly recommend for those using ApplyTexas!
ApplyTexas Sample Online Application - Opportunity to overview the entire process
The Virtual Counselor by Common App - Great resources for all students
My Coalition Counselor by The Coalition App - More resources for everyone
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