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Applying to college is hard, but learning how to apply to college is even harder.

Read below to learn what you need to apply to college, which websites to apply through, and how to write your best college essay.


ApplyingToCollege subreddit

The A2C subreddit is an open forum brimming with application advice and information. Search any question you have and you'll be sure to find hundreds of answers! 


Common App toolkit

The Common App is an online application form used by over 1,000 colleges. With one application, you can apply to dozens of schools at once.


Writing your college essay

The college essay, sometimes called a personal statement, is a short essay used to show the reader who you are and detail your unique experiences. 

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If you rank in the top 10% of your class and your family earns $65,000 or less a year, then you might be eligible to attend one of the best universities in the nation for $0. 


Application fees and waivers

Application fees commonly range from $35 to $80, and they can add up quickly! If you qualify for a fee waiver, your application fee will be $0. 

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