There are several different ways for a student to apply to college. First, you can apply directly to the school of your choice by completing an application on their web page. However, using a common application is the most efficient way, because you fill out your application only once, and then copy it to apply to another school. The two most common applcations utilized by Hightower students are below, but are not the only applications that colleges utilize. Students are encouraged to check with the college or university they are interested in and utilized the preferred method.

    Apply Texas - Summer 2022 and beyond is mainly for students who want to apply to any state school in Texas. With Apply Texas, you can apply to virtually every public institution in Texas, as well as some private and 2-year colleges.

    The Common Application is mainly for students who want to apply to private or out of state institutions - there are over 500 member schools who accept the Common App. Counselor and teacher recommendations are required.

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