Go to School FAQs (Part 2: Apply to College)

Welcome to the Go To School FAQs Part 2: Apply to College, we’ll answer your top FAQs we get from students related to applying to college. My name is Jeffrey and I am the Associate Director of Academic Advising at Spalding University.

How do I apply for college?

How do I apply to college?

This varies from school to school! Whether you want to apply to a community college or to a large university, check their website on what their application process is. The Common Application is most commonly used by more than 900 schools. You can fill it out there and submit to multiple colleges. Some universities require you to write a personal essay or college essay in addition to your application. Be yourself!

It is free and easy to apply to Spalding. Apply today: and create an account.

What is on a college application?

What is on a college application?

What you can find on a college application are demographic questions like your name, address, phone number, email address, birthday, and sometimes social security numbers so that the school that you’re applying to can have access to your information. 

Do you have to write an essay?

Good question! Sometimes depending on the major you will have to write an essay, a lot of times it could just be about you, but if it’s about something specific they will send you a prompt. At Spalding, there is no essay required for students with a 2.0+ GPA.

What do I need for the SAT or ACT?

What do I need for the SAT or ACT?

When applying to schools, sometimes it requires essays and standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Don’t stress! Some schools don’t require either ACT or SAT! This is called test-optional. For Spalding you must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission without an ACT or SAT score.