Presentation on theme: "Applying to College Yes, It’s Really That Time Mark Your Calendars: National College Fair Sunday, Sept. 16 th 1-4 pm Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center."— Presentation transcript:
Applying to College Yes, It’s Really That Time Mark Your Calendars: National College Fair Sunday, Sept. 16 th 1-4 pm Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center Admission Essay Writing Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 19 th Homeroom AND Lunch National Performing & Visual Arts College Fair Tuesday, Oct. 1 st 7-9pm Atlanta, GA
Deadlines Goal: Finish college applications by Halloween so you don’t miss deadlines All recommendation, recommendation, or transcript requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of the college or scholarship deadline. Exceptions: – Early Decision/Early Action due Friday, Oct. 5 th – Jan. 1-6th deadlines due Friday, November 16th
How Do I Apply to College? I.Electronic II.Paper Two Options Refer to College Application Procedures and this PowerPoint for details.
I. Electronic Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations via Naviance Family Connection
If You Are Using the Common Application for Any of your College Applications Create or log in to your Common Application account at CommonApp.org
School Code Make sure you enter ASFA’s school code in the Education section. Use the red “look up” link to find and select ASFA in the list of schools
Naviance Family Connection Log into Naviance Family Connection
Complete the Common Application Waiver on Naviance Under “colleges” tab at the top, select “colleges I’m applying to”
Complete the Common Application Waiver on Naviance Choose “Yes, I DO waive my right to access…” and check “I authorize all secondary schools…” Enter your Common Application username and password. – This information is used for matching purposes only.
Request Transcripts and School Reports Click “request transcripts” under “colleges I’m applying to” – You can do this even if you’re not using the Common Application
Request Transcripts & School Reports Click “lookup” to select the name of each college to which you wish to send a transcript Select which type of decision plan (regular, early, etc.) Scroll down to bottom of the page and click “request transcripts” button
Request Teacher Recommendations Note this method is ONLY for requesting Common Application teacher recommendations Under “Teacher Recommendations,” click “add/cancel requests”
Request Teacher Recommendations Under “Add new teacher requests,” select the name of the teacher from the drop- down menu Use the “Note” box – Tell the teachers to which colleges you need them to send recommendations because Naviance does NOT do this automatically – Share any additional information.
II. Paper Transcripts and/or Recommendations If you are not using Common Application online or prefer paper, provide the printed forms, business sized envelopes, and sufficient postage. – Filing cabinet in Student Services for transcript/School Report forms – Give directly to teachers for teacher recommendations See College Admission Procedures document for details.