College Application Information

Seniors should complete college applications as early as possible.  Any senior needing assistance completing applications should stop by to see Mrs. Krouse for help.

College “Early Decision” vs “Early Action”

If a college offers an “Early Action” plan, that means that it is a nonbinding option that would enable a student to get a decision early.  “Early Decision” is a binding option that a student would only use for a school that is definitely their #1 school.  Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are usually in November.  For example, The University of Michigan Early Action deadline is November 1st.  If a student is applying for Early Decision, they should make an appointment with their school counselor to go over the required paperwork.


The common application is a generic college application that students can complete once and send to numerous colleges.  The common application website has a list of participating colleges.  Each college may have its own specific addendums to submit in addition to the common application.  All this information is on the common app website.  Students create their profile, complete the application, add their colleges, add their teachers for recommendation and add their school counselor –


LCSD is using OVERGRAD to process college applications, transcripts and recommendations.  Every LCSD student has an Overgrad account.