The simplest place to find a printable version of a college application is directly on the school's website, according to Campus Explorer. Students normally have the option of downloading and printing the application to complete by hand, though it is often better to use a computer to complete it.
If an applicant downloads a printable version of an application, he can submit it with supporting materials through the mail. Additional options are to complete the online version or to get a paper copy through a high school, according to Campus Explorer. Completing the online application means the student submits the application through the Web rather than printing and mailing it.