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Getting Started With CollegeNET

Before you can submit an application for the first time, you'll need to sign up for an account with CollegeNET, the application hosting service affiliated with the school. Once you have a CollegeNET account, you'll be able to log in any time and see your Activity Log, a personalized status page showing any applications you've started (so that you can continue your work on an in-progress application), as well as showing those applications you've already submitted.

How do I create my CollegeNET ApplyWeb account?

  1. Go here
  2. Enter your account information exactly as instructed.
  3. Click the submit button at the bottom of the page.
Note: Be sure to keep a record of your username and password, as you will need it to access applications in progress, or to check your application status.

Is this account the same as my collegenet.com scholarship account?

No, if you have an account at www.collegenet.com for the scholarship system, you'll still need a separate CollegeNET ApplyWeb account to submit college applications.

How do I access a new application?

In most cases, you can access an application directly by going to the school's own website and following the link to submit an application.

How do I access an application I already started?

Once you've begun an application, you can either return to the school's website and follow the submit an application link to continue your work on your application in progress, or you can come directly to the CollegeNET site and access any in-progress applications from your Activity Log.

How do I fill out an application?

Once you have a CollegeNET account, you can begin filling out a school application. You can either complete the application and submit it in one sitting, or save your work and continue it at a later time. When filling out your application:

  • To save what you have done so far without exiting, click the Save button.
  • To save and exit, click the Finish Session or Save and Exit button.
  • To access an application in progress and continue your work on it, either go to your Activity Log and select the application, or access the application directly from the school's website.

How do I submit an application?

Check your work carefully. When you are satisfied with it and are ready to send it to us, click the send button at the bottom of the last page. This saves your answers in their final form and takes you to the payment page where you pay your application fee online (or apply for a fee waiver, if that option is available).

Note: Your application is not fully submitted until you pay your application fee and it has been authorized (see below), or until you have submitted a fee waiver request and it was granted.

How do I pay my application fee?

On the payment page, you can pay your application fee by debit/credit card or check (note that electronic checks must be from US bank accounts only). If you are paying by check, see these instructions.

Note: Once payment is authorized, your application is final, and you can no longer make changes to it.

How secure is my payment transaction?

Your debit/credit card information is encrypted during transmission from your browser to our server and during payment authorization. None of your debit/credit card information is stored in our database.

What are fee waivers?

A fee waiver means that the school will accept an application without payment. There are several different kinds of fee waivers, and all of them have the same end result: they allow you to complete your application and submit it without entering any payment information (such as a credit card number). In some cases, you will need to enter a waiver code into the form, and the application fee will then be changed to $0. In other cases, the waiver is automatic, and you won't see any fee at all. Or, you can submit a fee waiver request with your application, and the school will review your request and let you know whether they accepted or denied it, and send a message letting you know either way. If your request was denied, you'll need to submit payment before your application is officially submitted.

How do I submit my application if my fee has been waived?

If you have a waiver code, enter it on the form when asked. Or, if the fee was waived automatically by the school, you won't even be asked for payment, and can simply submit your application. Finally, if you submit your form with a fee waiver request, the school will review your request and let you know whether they accepted or denied it, and you'll receive a message letting you know either way. If your request was denied, you'll need to submit payment before your application is officially submitted.

Is all my application data secure?

The information you enter is encrypted and secure when you save it and when you send it. Although general data collected on the system may be used in statistical studies and reports designed to assist institutions with planning, any information bearing your personal identification is disclosed only to the department to which you send it.

How do I know if my application was received?

Check your Activity Log to print a copy of your form or to learn if we have received it. Your Activity Log is located here.

What is my CollegeNET Activity Log?

When you save or transmit application information, a note appears in your personal Activity Log. You can easily check your Activity Log at any time to see your application activity and to learn when we have acknowledged receipt of your form. Just log into your CollegeNET account and select Activity Log.

Is my account private?

Yes, the server stores all information you enter under the private username and password you establish.

How do I clear my session with CollegeNET?

Close your browser. This ends your secure connection and clears your password (unless you chose to save it).

How can I get more help?

Contact our help desk here.

Helpful Hints

You do not have to complete an application in one sitting. For example, you can start working on an application at your library's computer facility, save your work, access the application at home on your personal computer, and continue working from there. Wherever you have access to the internet, you have access to the information you have saved.

When you complete more than one application, common information you provided on the first form is entered automatically in all subsequent ones. For example, if you have entered your name and address on an application and saved it, that information will be entered automatically on the next application you access (assuming, of course, that the next form also has name and address fields). If you change information on one form, it is also changed on any other unsubmitted ones.