Distance learning is a great advance forward in making education more accessible to millions of Americans who would simply not have the time or resources to obtain a college degree or technical certificate. It allows people from all over the country, even in remote or rural areas to plug into technology that lets them learn, at their own speed and on their own time.
Application process for Undergrad study in US – The Common App.
What we in India commonly refer to as a graduate, is actually an undergraduate as per the US nomenclature. So if you are applying to a college in US after your High School (Class 11 and 12) you are said to be applying as a freshman for undergraduate study. The first year is called the freshman year.