There are many different types of college admissions. Keep track of college acceptance types and make sure you don't apply too early if you need to wait for higher test scores and fall grades. Some colleges have specific deadlines, while others accept students as they apply or who meet certain minimum criteria. Some have binding early decision options, while some let you get in early and then still apply to other colleges. Many state colleges have only one fixed deadline. Be smart in choosing how you will apply to a college.