Certain schools have online resources where applicants can submit their application and check its status. The admission process differs from every college, but a school´s online platform lets an applicant upload items for the application, such as essays, test results and supplemental material. The applicant can check the status during the decision period.
When universities offer online application services, they require the student to submit application materials by uploading them to the site. As the process continues, the admissions department then issues a username and password to the candidate to check receipt of documents and receive notifications regarding the status of an active application.