College Application

LAS recognizes the importance of our students making the right choice for future education at an international college or university. The procedure to apply for university admission varies from country to country.

Application Within:

United States

If a student is applying within the United States, most universities will use an undergraduate application procedure called The Common Application whereby a student can apply to more than 400 US colleges or universities nationwide. Supplements may be required by a specific college or university and it is advised that students check the university’s website to get the most current information. Some universities request that an application is made via their own form. This can be found by going to their individual website and choosing from the appropriate link in the Admissions section. Where the Common Application is available, students MUST use this application.

Further information can be found at the Common Application website at the link below. You may also access this site through Naviance at Family Connections/common application.

Common Application Website

United Kingdom

To apply to universities within the United Kingdom, the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is the best place to begin the application process.

UCAS serves as the central clearing house for university applications in the UK. Unlike the United States, an applicant is required to indicate their chosen course of study at the time of application and commit to three years of study to complete their degree. The word “course” is used to describe the subject of study including all the specific classes that a student is required to take over their three or four years of enrolment. For further information related to UCAS, click on the link to their website below. You may also access this site through Naviance at Family Connections/UCAS.

An applicant is able to search by course or by university. The letters “EP” listed after many course titles indicate the university has registered an entry profile on the website and by clicking on the course title, an applicant is able to view the profile online. Entry profiles contain information related to a specific course including why the course of study is recommended, what are the key skills and qualities sought in applicants, where to obtain more information, what academic qualifications are needed and information about the course itself. The UCAS application limits applicants to a maximum of five (5) courses. These course choices could be at five (5) different universities or two (2) courses chosen from the same university.

UCAS Website


Students who wish to apply to universities in Canada are advised to contact their chosen university for admission criteria. A number of universities require that applications are made directly through the university itself.

If students are applying to universities within the province of Ontario, they will follow the QUAC (Ontario Universities Application Center) application process. QUAC is a central bureau whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to universities in the province of Ontario. For more information, click on the link to their website below. Students have also access the site through Naviance at Family Connections/QUAC.

QUAC Website

Students will generally be required to take the SAT and the SAT subject tests. Application deadlines are usually in mid-February and notifications for admission, wait listing or rejection are published in April or May.

Definition of Admission Options

Non-Restrictive Application Plans

Regular Decision Students submit an application by a specified date and receive a decision in a clearly stated period of time. Commitment is non binding.
Rolling Admission Institutions review applications as they are submitted and render admission decisions throughout the admission cycle. Commitment is non binding.
Early Action (EA) Students apply early and receive a decision well in advance of the institution’s response date. Commitment is non binding.

Restrictive Application Plans

Early Decision (ED) Students make a commitment to a first chice institution where, if admitted, they definately will enroll. The application deadline and decision deadline occur early. Commitment is binding.
Restrictive Early Action (REA) Students apply to an institution of preference and receive a decision early. They may be restricted from applying ED or EA or REA to other institutions. If offered enrollment, they have until May 1st to confirm. Commitment is non binding.