The first step is deciding where to apply. Here are some articles that can help you determine what colleges are right for you:

5 Steps to Creating a College List 

How to Build Your College List 

Applying to Colleges in California

College Affordability Guide

After you compile your list of colleges, you'll want to visit each college's website to learn about their admissions requirements. In most cases, colleges will ask you to take a standardized college entrance exam, submit letters for recommendation, and write admissions essays—often called personal statements. Click on the links below to learn more about each requirement.

College Entrance Exams: SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Essays and Personal Statements

Application Guides