What Is Meant by an Application Package?

When a person is applying for college, an application package refers to all the materials that must be submitted to complete the application. Application packages vary based on the school.

A college application package may include a person's application to the school or university, as well as supporting documentation such as an essay and resume. Some schools may require that individuals also submit their transcripts, immunization records and letters of references from teachers or other people who can judge your character.

Application packages commonly include a fee in order to process the application. Most application packages can be submitted online, although some people still prefer to use mail services in order to make sure everything arrives at the same time.