The University of Georgia, Harvard University, Catholic University of America, University of Central Missouri and Milwaukee Area Technical College are just a few of the many universities and colleges that offer printable applications. Prospective applicants should note that many of the printable applications are in PDF format or Word documents.
These and numerous other colleges offer the option of either applying online or printing an application. Prospective applicants should note that printing and mailing in an application takes more time than applying online. Harvard and many other schools strive to treat mail-in applications with the same level of attention as online applications.
Schools provide a wide variety of different types of applications depending on their size, organization and number of programs. Prospective applicants choose and print applications that go along with their particular program or degree. For example, the Catholic University of America has different applications for freshman and transfers, graduate students, international students and second degree students. In addition, the applications for freshman and transfers further divide into different groups such as nondegree applications, admission applications, readmission applications and other subsets. In addition, many applications, whether paper or online, come with application fees that may vary from college to college.