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Applying for College

Recommendations for students applying to both two and four-year colleges:

  • Check with your counselor regarding applications and the sending of official transcripts.
  • Check deadlines and admission requirements.
  • Applicants should apply to colleges early in the fall as some programs close early.
  • Visit the Scholarship Wall in the Guidance Office regularly so you don't miss scholarship opportunities.
  • Financial Aid: FAFSA form is filed online.
  • Seniors who are looking to establish reciprocity with ND, SD, or WI should apply online at

Seniors planning to attend a four-year college in the future should take the ACT Test before December of their senior year. The STMA High School Code is 242-209. Students can register online for the ACT at

The easy steps of the Application Process:

  1. Complete the application

  2. Contact teachers for letters of recommendation (only if needed)
  3. Send an official transcript to college through Parchment (
  4. Submit your official ACT/SAT scores online if you did not send them when you took the exam
  5. A counselor will complete any required information necessary