frequently asked questionswhat type of application should I use?

  1. Two-Year College
  2. U.S. Freshman
  3. International Freshman
  4. Undergraduate Readmit (Former Student)
  5. U.S. Transfer
  6. International Transfer
  7. Undergraduate Transient
  8. U.S. Graduate or International Graduate

If you have questions you wish to address to a particular university or college, contact information is available on the 4-year university information page or the 2-year college information page

Who should apply to a Two-Year College?

Any applicant who wishes to take classes for undergraduate credit, to work toward an Associate Degree, or for high school (dual enrolled) credit. Two-year colleges do not offer graduate level coursework, so applicants should not apply to these schools with the intent of pursuing a graduate (Master's, Ph.D., etc.) degree.

Who should apply as a U.S. Freshman?

An undergraduate applicant who does not have transferable college credit, except for students enrolling in courses prior to completion of high school graduation requirements. The applicant must have a residency status of United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Some institutions may allow transfer students to apply as freshmen, if they apply during the fall or spring semesters of their freshman year in college. See the individual institutions for specific admissions and residency requirements.

Who should apply as an International Freshman?

An undergraduate applicant who does not have transferable college credit, except for students enrolling in courses prior to completion of high school graduation requirements. The applicant must not have a residency status of United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Some institutions may allow transfer students to apply as international freshmen, if they apply during the fall or spring semesters of their freshman year in college. See the individual institutions for specific admissions and residency requirements.

Who should apply as an Undergraduate Readmit (Former Student)?

An undergraduate applicant that has previously attended the university to which he or she is applying. A student must have actually enrolled at the university to apply as an Undergraduate Readmit (Former Student).

Who should apply as a U.S. Transfer?

An undergraduate applicant who has attempted transferable college course credit since completion of high school graduation requirements. The applicant must have a residency status of United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Some institutions may allow transfer students to apply as freshmen, if they apply during the fall or spring semesters of their freshman year in college. See the individual institutions for specific admissions and residency requirements.

Who should apply as an International Transfer?

An undergraduate applicant who has accumulated transferable college course credit since completion of high school graduation requirements. The applicant must not have a residency status of United States citizen or permanent resident alien. Some institutions may allow transfer students to apply as international freshmen, if they apply during the fall or spring semesters of their freshman year in college. See the individual institutions for specific admissions and residency requirements.

Who should apply as a Undergraduate Transient?

An undergraduate applicant that wants to attend the university on a temporary basis (such as summer sessions) and is not seeking a degree. International students applying for undergraduate transient admission must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution.

Who should apply as a U.S. Graduate or International Graduate?

A graduate or international graduate applicant should have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited international institution.

Applicants to graduate programs must apply to a 4-year university. Two-year colleges do not offer graduate degrees.