5 Naviance Family Connection A comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for their future.Has been used in the past for:College researchStudent Data (test scores, GPA etc.)Prospective CollegesScholarshipsScattergrams
6 The College Application Process using eDocs All School Documents will be sent electronically using eDocsCommon Application ReportsTeacher and Counselor RecommendationsTranscripts – Initial, Mid-year and FinalSchool Profile
7 Overall Expectations Keep the process in perspective Work together as a familyStudents must take ownershipDiscuss finances openlyStart early and meet all deadlines
9 Step 1: Apply via “The Common Application” Go to Commonapp.org and set up your account Write down your common app username ( ) –You MUST establish a Commonapp account in order to submit electronically.Add your colleges that you are applying to via the Common AppClick on ‘assign recommenders’ (sidebar) and the FERPA agreement appears.FERPA absolutely has to be signed before you can go forward.Login to Naviance and match your CommonApp to your Naviance account.
16 Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Always allow at least 2 weeks for teachers to complete their letter.Please make sure you personally ask the teacher prior to submitting the official request.Click on the College tab, then “Colleges I’m Applying To”Scroll down to Teacher Recommendations.Click add/cancel requestAdd new request, click the drop-down list and choose the teacher from the list, click submit request.Your teacher request has to be done prior to your requesting a transcript.
18 Step 4: Requesting a Transcript You should have already started your application.Your counselor should have the parent brag sheet and recommendation questionnaire from you prior to this step.You should have already asked your teachers for a recommendation.Submit a COMPLETED “Transcript Request Form” to Mrs. Hemschoot personally. DO NOT LEAVE THIS FORM IN A COUNSELOR MAILBOX!Enter Request A Transcript in Naviance
21 Step 5: Apply Complete Common Application On line. Complete Supplements if applicable.If college does not subscribe to CommonApp, complete on-line application for that particular college.Make sure you complete payment screen and THEN SUBMIT application after payment.Check for GREEN (on commonapp) box that appear s at top of the application to ensure that your application has been submitted.21
23 Types of Applications12345Question Mark = Student hasn’t listed the college in the Common App websiteBlank Computer = Accepts EDocs and is not a Common App schoolCA in Computer = Accepts EDocs and is a Common App SchoolStamp = Paper Copy must be mailedCA with line = Common App School but student has elected to use School Application instead
24 Updating the Application Status Click on “Colleges You are Applying To”Under “My Applications” it will ask you if you have applied. Click on the question.Update the information that is requested.
26 Throughout the Process…… Communicate with your counselorAs you hear back from schools, let your counselor knowCheck for s from the Guidance Office regularlyParents can contact the counselor at any time
27 Review: 5 Easy StepsStep 1: Set up a Common Application Account and complete FERPA waiver on the Common Application. Enter CommonApp ID ( ) in Naviance.Step 2: Add Prospective Colleges in NavianceStep 3: Invite Teacher Recommendations under “Colleges I’m Applying to”Step 4: Request a TranscriptStep 5: Apply
28 Benefits of Naviance Streamline the process Everything is “live” Everything can be sent at onceQuick to updateMonitor status electronic submissionEco-friendly
29 Senior Meetings Counselors meet with seniors regarding the process By end of September Steps 1-3 are complete.Review this process with your child prior to the meetingCome prepared with questionsContact your guidance counselor at any time
30 Upcoming Events September: Individual College Rep Visits throughout the fallOctober:SAT: October 5th (Deadline passed)ACT: October 26th (Registration by September 27)Application Deadline for Early Decision/Early Action for some schools (October 15th)November:SAT: November 2nd (Registration by October 3)Application Deadlines for Early Decision/Early Action (November1st/November 15th)December:SAT: December 7th (Registration by November 8)January:Financial Aid evening: January 7, 2014
31 ConclusionSeniors need to visit their counselor frequently during the application seasonParents should communicate on a regular basis with their child about this processThe process requires a minimal amount of time and effort outside of completing the actual application!