Resources

First Year Forms

First Year Application
In the First Year Application, applicants complete basic information such as contact details, academic information, extracurricular activities, and coursework, among other important pieces of information. Many colleges also require a Personal Statement (essay) as part of the First Year Application.
Instructor Recommendation
The Instructor Recommendation should be completed by an academic instructor who knows the applicant well. The instructor will be asked to rate the applicant on certain academic and personality traits and optionally provide a written evaluation.
School Report
The School Report should be completed by a counselor or other individual familiar with the applicant's academic background and capable of also sending the high school transcript. The counselor will be asked to rate the applicant on certain academic and personality traits and optionally provide a written evaluation.
First Marking Period Report
The First Marking Period Report should be completed by a counselor after submission of the School Report. The counselor will have the option to include an updated transcript upon completion of the applicant's first marking period.
Midyear Report
The Midyear Report should be completed by a counselor after submission of the School Report. The counselor will have the option to include an updated transcript upon completion of the applicant's midyear marking period.
Final Report
The Final Report should be completed by a counselor after submission of the School Report. The counselor will have the option to include an updated transcript upon completion of the school year.
Arts Supplement
Applicants with a significant interest or talent in art and/or music and wish to provide samples may do so as part of the Arts Supplement.
Athletic Supplement
Applicants with areas of athletic interest may provide more detail such as positions played, letters earned, and specific accomplishments as part of the Athletic Supplement.
Early Decision Agreement
Under the Early Decision plan, an applicant may apply to only one college. The Early Decision Agreement allows the applicant, family, and counselor submit acknowledgement of these conditions to the college selected by the applicant under the Early Decision plan.

Transfer Forms

Transfer Application
In the Transfer Application, applicants complete basic information such as contact details, academic information, extracurricular activities, and coursework, among other important pieces of information. Many colleges also require a Personal Statement (essay) as part of the Transfer Application.
Professor Recommendation
The Professor Recommendation should be completed by an academic instructor who knows the applicant well. The instructor will be asked to rate the applicant on certain academic and personality traits and optionally provide a written evaluation.
College Report
The College Report should be completed by an academic advisor or other individual familiar with the applicant's academic background and capable of also sending the college transcript. The advisor will be asked to rate the applicant on certain academic and personality traits and optionally provide a written evaluation.

Financial Aid

Once you get into a great college you have to pay for it. Use these resources to begin learning more about how financial aid can help make college affordable for you. Be sure to visit the college's Financial Aid website for more specific details regarding financial aid eligibility and requirements.


Federal Student Aid for College or Career School

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. Federal Student Aid is the largest source of financial aid in the U.S. For further information and an online application, visit StudentAid.gov or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll-free: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY for the hearing-impaired: 1-800-730-8913.

Net Price Calculator Center

Net Price is the amount you will pay to attend college for one year after scholarships and grants are considered. Your Net Price may be different for each college and so be sure to visit their website and use their Net Price Calculator to see what students like you have paid to attend that particular college. Visit the college's website or the Net Price Calculator Center to find a particular college's Net Price Calculator.

Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are forms available to students who may not have the financial resources to pay examination fees or the application fee to apply to college. Visit the college's website to determine fee waiver eligibility and the options available to you. You can also visit the sites below for more information on fee waivers.


Get Technical Support

  1. Visit the UCA Support Site

    Have a question about the UCA or how to complete part of the application process online? Visit the support site for a searchable Knowledgebase of frequently asked questions, or submit a Ticket and a UCA team member will get back to you promptly.

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    Have you forgotten your password or wish to have your password reset? Follow the link below, enter your account email address, and press 'Send me reset instructions' to have a password reset email sent to your email inbox.

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  1. Create an Applicant Account

    Whether you are applying for first year or transfer admission, the first step is to create a Universal College Application account. Once you create your account, complete your Profile, and add colleges to your 'My Colleges' list to begin applying.

    Register as an Applicant
    1. Create a Recommender Account

      If you are a high school or college professional, create an account to begin the recommendation process. Once you create your account, complete your Profile, and follow the link in the recommendation request email to begin the recommendation process.

      Register as a Recommender
    1. Login to Your Account

      Whether you are an applicant or a recommender, login to your Universal College Application account at any time to continue the application or recommendation process. If you do not remember your password, follow the link above to have a new one sent to you.

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    1. Learn about Colleges

      Visit the Colleges page to learn more about the 23 colleges who accept the Universal College Application. From here you can view the unique deadlines and admission requirements for each college. You may even learn about colleges that you were not initially considering.

      Learn About Colleges

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