How Do I Apply to an Online College or University?

Last updated on November 15, 2017

Not surprisingly, online schools accept applications online. Their application processes range from being very simple to being very time-consuming.

Some schools accept virtually all students and request little information. Others are more selective and require your educational transcripts, standardized test scores (e.g., the SAT or GRE), letters of recommendation, and a number of personal essays.

The application process may also involve taking school-specific assessments. These are intended to sort students into appropriate classes in areas such as language and mathematics.