[Sample] College Application Letters

Learn how to write a college application letter. Use our sample college application letters as templates for your college application letter.

Sample 1 – College Application Letter

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Head of Admissions
Name of College
Address of College
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Head of Admissions:

This letter is a formal request for admission to [Name of College]. I have looked at several colleges that offer Bachelor’s degrees in [Environmental Applications], and chose Name of College because of its commitment to its environmental program.

Your program is very extensive covering many more aspects of global warming than other colleges in this state. 

For example, you offer courses on the [International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Forest Stewardship Council and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] among other things.

My aim is to participate in forming government environmental policy, and believe that [Name of College] is the best option to prepare me for this challenge. 

I have worked for the past two years in a waste management company and helped create innovative approaches to recycling certain items.

Learning as much as I can about sustainable living in different aspects of commercial enterprises, will help me create fair and beneficial public policy.

My application form and all of the required document are enclosed. I hope for a favorable response from you. 

If you would like arrange an appointment or have any questions, I can be reached at [Phone Number] or at [Email Address]. Thank you for your kind attention to my application.


Your Signature
Your Printed Name
Enclosure: Application Form, high school marks list, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores and all other required information

Sample 2 – College Application Letter

Kathy Smith
79809 St. Rt. 139
Jackson, Ohio 45640

August 04, 2022

Ohio State University
1739 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210
Attn: Admissions Department

Dear Admissions Department:

After doing much research about colleges in the area that have a Psychology program, I am applying to Ohio State University because of the outstanding reputation and the exceptional reviews that I have read from other recent graduates.

Additionally, I am enthusiastic about Psychology program at the Ohio State University because of the graduate psychology programs that are offered.

Currently, I am just beginning my journey and ready to dive into the undergraduate studies program. My ultimate goal is to finish the Psychology program at Ohio State University.

Once I have completed my undergraduate in psychology, my desire is to continue my studies and enter the graduate program for psychology where I may be a counselor dealing with children.

I am sure this is the correct career path, as I grew up in a family where my father was a counselor and my mother a social worker. My father is a graduate of the Ohio State University, and my mother a graduate of OU University.

Considering both of my parents have similar career paths, I feel like I would be honoring them and their dedication to helping others by entering this field of work.

Pursuing a psychology major is my long-term goal, and I would like to start by earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ohio State University.

I have attached my application, as well as transcripts, an essay, and all of my letters of recommendation as defined in my admissions packet. I appreciate your time and consideration and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Kathy Smith
Enclosure: Application Form, high school marks list, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores and all other required information