ADMISSIONS College Start the college application process early in your senior year. If you have questions, see your counselor. The Application Process STEP 1 â€“ Submission All colleges have admissions information and applications on their website. Be sure to submit everything thatâ€™s required before the deadline. STEP 2 â€“ Review The college admissions office will put all of the information regarding your application into a file. When all of the required documents have been received, your application is evaluated by an admissions committee. STEP 3 â€“ Notification Once your application has been evaluated, the college will let you know whether you have been accepted, rejected, or put on a waiting list. Most acceptance letters are sent out by mid-April. STEP 4 â€“ Your Decision After comparing all college and financial aid offers, you decide which college you want to attend. This decision generally needs to be made by May 1.