Originally Posted by tonygreek
Re: accepting online apps, you can use a web-based form they submit that dumps to a database or is sent to you via email. The other option is having a downloadable PDF that they fill out and email/fax/mail you.
Keep in mind that for a form submitted online, most likely you will NOT want to ask for SSN due to privacy and security issues. The average site will not be equipped to properly secure the transmission of the SSN. You do not want to open yourself up as a possible leak leading to identity theft.