As you are applying for colleges, please check your email regularly and read it! Maybe someday colleges will text you your admission decision or reminders to complete forms, but at the moment, they expect you to read your email. Huge problems occur when you do not read your email carefully.
I know that the colleges send many emails that just remind you about how great their programs are, but there are key emails that remind you of scholarship deadlines, set up interview times, let you know that your application is not complete. If you are not sure if an email is important, ask a parent or mentor if you can forward puzzling emails to them, so they can support you in making sure everything gets done on time. May send you login information to the college system which allows you to see what needs to be completed. You might want to create a folder in your email where you store this important information. Missing an important email can cost you your admission or a scholarship. It can delay your financial aid award to a later time when there is less money available to award.
Please find an organized adult who will support you in this process!