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THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS Cranston High School West Guidance Department.

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1 THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS Cranston High School West Guidance Department

2 Reminders Application Process Common Application Other types of applications NCAA Eligibility Financial Aid/Scholarship Resources General School Information Necessary for Completing Applications

3 Research in order to plan ahead Know when or if you should take SAT/ACT Know if SAT Subject Tests are required by admissions Scores must be sent to the colleges directly from CollegeBoard/ACT Scores do not appear on CHSW official transcript For detailed information, please reference the Junior Power Point Presentation available on the CHSW website or in the pages tab on AspenCHSW website

4 College Application Plans

5 Common Application Online Application Paper Application

6 Efficient method of applying to multiple schools Easily manage your applications Most Rhode Island 4- year, not-for-profit colleges currently use the Common Application (Johnson & Wales is the exception; use their own online/paper application) You can like CommonApp on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to receive important updates and information

7 Navigating the Common Application For detailed information on managing and completing your Common Application, reference the following tutorials: Managing your Common Application Submitting your Common Application Source:

8 Start by visiting the schools website. Applications can usually be found on the admissions web page Example: JWU Online ApplicationJWU Online Application Complete your actual application including essay (if essay is required) and/or supplements Save or print a copy of the application to be submitted Mail or submit electronically the application by the deadline

9 The following materials should be sent to the college: Completed & reviewed application Personal essay Activity sheet Teacher recommendations Application fee Any other materials required by admissions

10 The following materials should be returned to your Guidance Counselor: CHSW Release Form (part of Diploma Form) Student Questionnaire Activity Sheet or Resume Copy of college essay(s): optional but highly recommended CHSW Senior Official Transcript Request Form Stamped envelope addressed to the college (if necessary) Hold mid-year reports until first semester is completed (if necessary)

11 The Guidance Department will mail an official transcript, school profile, and the required/requested recommendations to the college. Please note: The Cranston West Guidance Department requires 15 school days to process a completed application Applications are triaged according to the application deadlines and then by the date received in guidance

12 Some colleges may require or recommend: That you participate in an admissions interview That you submit video tape, audition, portfolio (typically Art, Theatre, Music program candidates) That applicants for some competitive majors (e.g. engineering, pharmacy, nursing) apply by the Early Action deadline That students apply by an earlier deadline to be considered for school and/or merit scholarships, despite a later application deadline NB: It is the students responsibility to research their schools individual requirements/recommendations Schedule a time to see the college: Visit campus Attend a tour

13 Provisional Admission Acceptance Deferral Wait List Denial

14 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Provides a central location for certification of academic eligibility for participation in intercollegiate sports Students must register through the Eligibility Center their junior year in high school if considering a Division I or II School.Eligibility Center

15 There is a light at the end of the tunnel… Cranston High School West Class of 2013 Post-Secondary Destinations Abilene Christian UniversityHartt SchoolSalem State University American International CollegeHigh Point UniversitySimmons College Anna Maria CollegeHofstra UniversitySouthern Connecticut State University Assumption CollegeJohnson & Wales UniversityStonehill College Aveda InstituteLasell CollegeSyracuse University Barry UniversityLincoln Culinary InstituteThomas College Berklee College of MusicLincoln Technology InstituteUnited States Air Force Boston CollegeMaine College of ArtUnited States Air Force Academy Brandeis UniversityMake-up DesignoryUnited States Air National Guard Bridgewater State UniversityMarist CollegeUnited States Army Bridgeton AcademyMotoRing Technical Training InstituteUnited States Marines Brown UniversityMount Saint Mary CollegeUnited States Navy Bryant UniversityNew England CollegeUniversity of Connecticut Catholic University of AmericaNew England Conservatory of MusicUniversity of Hartford Coastal Carolina UniversityNew England Institute of ArtUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst Community College of Rhode IslandNew England Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth Connecticut CollegeNichols CollegeUniversity of New Hampshire Culinary Institute of AmericaNortheastern UniversityUniversity of New Haven Curry CollegePaul Mitchell: The SchoolUniversity of Rhode Island Dean CollegePennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of Tampa Elms CollegePlymouth State UniversityVillanova University Empire Beauty SchoolProvidence CollegeWellesley College Fashion Institute of TechnologyQuinnipiac UniversityWest Virginia Wesleyan College Festival Ballet ProvidenceRegis CollegeWestern Connecticut State College Florida Gulf Coast UniversityRhode Island CollegeWestern Michigan University Franklin Pierce UniversityRhode Island School of DesignWestern New England University Full Sail UniversityRochester Institute of TechnologyWorcester Polytechnic Institute George Washington UniversitySacred Heart UniversityWorcester State University … hard work pays off

16 FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid Get your PIN# ASAP at Can complete the FAFSA after January 1st CSS Profile – Service from CollegeBoard Required by some private schools to determine eligibility for private, school scholarships Deadline in early December (check w/school) Additional College Forms – please check with the colleges Office of Financial Aid for more information

17 College Planning Center of Rhode Island College Planning Center of RI website (401) 736-3170 College Financial Aid Office Community Financial Aid Workshops

18 Mrs. Picozzi Room: E-3 Email: Scholarship information is also posted on the following websites: Scholarships 360 CHSW Student Center webpage RI Scholarships, College Planning Center of RI

19 CollegeBoard: Common Application: FAFSA: Do not use ! Financial Aid Information:

20 Colleges base final decisions on mid-year and final grades Colleges Request: Schedule of classes/first quarter grades Mid-year grades Final transcript Remember: Acceptance is contingent on final grades!

21 Senior Year Guidance Counselors Deana Richard Daniela Ciccone, Vicki Clark, Robin DAlmeida, Lori Velino, School Address: 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 School Code: 400036 Phone Number: (401)270-8063 Fax Number: (401)270-8522 Website: CHSW uses a weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale and a weighted rank

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