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College Admission Deadlines


Most applications open up the summer after Junior year (typically August 1st). College admission deadlines vary from college to college. Please check the college websites frequently for updates or changes to deadlines.



Create a spreadsheet of college requirements and deadlines. Keep track of application deadlines, number of required recommendation letters, scholarship deadlines, portfolio requirements, etc. all in one organized spot.  



University of Texas at Austin's Automatic Admission Policy

Visit UT Austin's Admission Decision website for automatic admission information.

UT Austin Memo - Automatic Admission for the 2023-2024 academic year



College Applications

Students can apply for admission to universities by utilizing various application types. The most commonly used application types are Apply Texas, Common Application, or university-specific applications. Please check with the universities to which you are applying to determine which application type they utilize.


Apply Texas

Apply for admission to any Texas public university, community college, and private college.

Submit your profile, application, and essays online | Copy application information to another institution | Apply for scholarships from participating universities

Common Application -

Explore more than 900 colleges and universities | They represent an enormously diverse variety of institutions – small and large, public and private, coed and single sex, highly selective and relatively open enrollment | Keep track of each college’s unique application requirements | Link the common application to your Xello account


Common Black College Application -

The Common Black College Application allows students to submit a single application to all 68 of the participating HBCU member institutions and specify the top four choices for only $20.

Learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and more to further your college preparation experience. | Each of the member schools work to make college affordable and ensures students graduate on time with no or low debt.

***Let your College and Career Advisor know if you use this application so your transcript can be uploaded to the counselor portal. 



Application Documents

When applying to colleges, you may need to submit additional documents. These documents may include:

✓ Test Scores: Request official test scores from your testing account (ACTSATTSI, APIB)

✓ Resume

✓ Letter of Recommendation

✓ High School Transcript

✓ College Transcript – Dual Credit students

✓ Application Fee Waivers - If you qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits, you may be eligible for free resources when applying to college (see your College & Career Advisor)

Apply Texas and College Specific Application Flow Chart

Common Application Flow Chart

Linking Your Common App in Xello

Requesting Your Documents for Common App





Additional Resources:


Early Action Deadline vs. Early Decision Deadline

College Essay Writing Tips

Guide to the College Admission Process (NACAC)

Transfer Equivalency and Admission Websites

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