In the past five years, the online tools to create college applications have exploded, leaving almost no reason to ever mail a paper application. First, many college reduce or waive the application fee for students who apply online through their website, or at on site computerized admissions at a high school. Second, for students applying to multiple schools, application systems such as the common application, the universal application, and super app all allow students to use the same information to apply to multiple colleges with the click of a mouse.
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