To determine a specific college application deadline, use the chart from CollegeData.com, or visit the admissions page of the official website for that college. Most four-year colleges have an admissions deadline in November or December of the year prior to the student's first fall semester.
Colleges often use different admissions deadlines for different purposes, including an early-decision deadline, early-action deadline and a regular admissions deadline. CollegeData.com provides each of these dates, as well as information about application fees, required forms and essay requirements. A typical college application process includes completing the SAT test, researching desired colleges, sending applications with all required paperwork and applying for financial aid.