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CLASS of 2014. Dates To Remember October 2nd Halifax HS College Fair 8:30 a.m – 10:00 a.m. HACC College Fair 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. November 19 th – Financial.

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1 CLASS of 2014

2 Dates To Remember October 2nd Halifax HS College Fair 8:30 a.m – 10:00 a.m. HACC College Fair 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. November 19 th – Financial Aid Night Upper Dauphin Area HS 6:30 p.m.

3 College Application Tips Watch deadlines! - We recommend Christmas, at the latest. Most colleges want you to apply online. Some will waive fee if you do. Recommendation request form from Mr. Ruff. FOLLOW APPLICATION DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!

4 HALIFAX AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS (a minimum of 2 weeks between date submitted to our office and date due is required) Student Name______________________________________________ College and Campus______________________________________________ Date Submitted to Guidance (Today’s Date)___________________ Date Due to College (Early Decision, rolling?)___________________ STUDENT CHECKLIST, along with all application materials, when completed, should be given to the student’s counselor in an envelope that will be provided. __________1.Application – (circle one) Online or paper or online Common Application If using Online Common Application (www.commonapp.org)www.commonapp.org Please list school name._________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ __________2.Application fee – (circle one) submitted online, check enclosed, or fee waived __________3.Transcript-Have you requested to have your transcript sent by filling out the form on the Guidance Office door?_____yes _____no (If no, you MUST do so before submitting application.) __________4.SAT/ACT scores-dates taken_______________________________ Will college accept scores on HAHS transcript as official? ____ yes ____ no. If not, you must contact or __________5.Postage (3 stamps) will be required for transcripts and other items we cannot send electronically. If using or you do not need to supply postage.www.commonapp.org __________6.ADDITIONAL ITEMS Letters of recommendation – Provide teacher names whether you are submitting with this paper or they are submitting electronically: a)____________________________________________ b)____________________________________________ Essays_______________________________________________ Other_______________________________________________ ___________7.Do you need a Counselor recommendation?_____yes _____no If yes, have you supplied: the college recommendation form________ a Recommendation Request Form_______ _____I acknowledge all incomplete applications will be returned to student. STUDENT SIGNATURE_______________________________________________________ IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION PAPERWORK, PLEASE SEE MRS. SAYRE IMMEDIATELY!!

5 HALIFAX AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CHECKLIST FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS (a minimum of 2 weeks between date submitted to our office and date due is required) Student Name______________________________________________ College and Campus______________________________________________ Date Submitted to Guidance (Today’s Date)___________________ Date Due to College (Early Decision, rolling?)___________________ STUDENT CHECKLIST, along with all application materials, when completed, should be given to the student’s counselor in an envelope that will be provided. __________1.Application – (circle one) Online / Paper / Common Application If using Online Common Application (www.commonapp.org)www.commonapp.org Please list school name. _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ __________2.Application fee – (circle one) submitted online / check enclosed / fee waived __________3.Transcript-Have you requested to have your transcript sent by filling out the form on the Guidance Office door?_____yes _____no (If no, you MUST do so before submitting form.)

6 __________4.SAT/ACT scores-dates taken_______________________________ Will college accept scores on HAHS transcript as official?____ yes ____ no. If not, you must contact or __________5.Postage (3 stamps) will be required for transcripts and other items we cannot send electronically. If using or you do not need to supply postage.www.commonapp.orgwww.psu.edu __________6.ADDITIONAL ITEMS Letters of recommendation – Provide teacher names whether you are submitting with this paper or they are submitting electronically: (a)____________________________________________ (b)____________________________________________ Essays _______________________________________________ Other _______________________________________________ ___________7.Do you need a Counselor recommendation?_____yes _____no If yes, have you supplied: the college recommendation form________ a Recommendation Request Form_______ _____I acknowledge all incomplete applications will be returned to student. STUDENT SIGNATURE_______________________________________________________ IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION PAPERWORK, PLEASE SEE MRS. SAYRE IMMEDIATELY!!

7 How Do I Request A Transcript? 1.We MUST have your (blue) signed Transcript Release Form in order to send any of your records. (Do not write college names on form.) 2. Make sure checklist is COMPLETE. 3. Sign the form on the door of the Guidance Office BEFORE you submit checklist.

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9 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM Student Name College to be Sent to: Today’s Date OFFICE USE ONLY Date sent

10 College Visits College Visit Form – Seniors are permitted 2 excused days. Some colleges give fee waiver for visiting. What are you looking for? – “home” or “sense of belonging”

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13 Financial Aid Financial Aid Night- Tuesday, November 19 Get a pin # for you AND your parent/guardian now. Cannot submit form until January 1, CSS/Profile – some colleges require

14 Miscellaneous Information SAT vs. ACT (See Guidance website for comparison chart) NCAA Clearinghouse Scholarships – Check Guidance website frequently, especially in the spring. (Local and National listings) – Scams… Do not pay $$ for scholarships – “Google” scholarships for your personal interests

15 Things To Remember… Don’t slack off with your academics – colleges can rescind an acceptance. Watch deadlines!! u, idk, i, b/c, r not proper grammar. PROOF READ!!

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