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1 T ONIGHT ’ S AGENDA Dr. Carroll – Welcome Ms. Friedman Counseling Department Introduction of staff Presentation Break-out sessions with counselors

2 Sherwood High School Counseling Services S ENIOR P ARENT N IGHT

3 T ONIGHT YOU WILL :  Gain Understanding of the College Application Process at Sherwood High School  Learn about Resources  Consider Next Steps

4 H OW D O I S TART ? F AMILY C ONNECTIONS Resources: About Me/Careers/Colleges Resume Building (9 th ) Personality Profile (10 th ) – connects careers and possible majors in college College & Scholarship Search (11 th – 12 th ) Customized data relating to SHS students. Supports college planning and the application process Linked to colleges worldwide and their websites. Username: address. Password: Student ID# (6 digit ID#).

5 C OLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Select the colleges for the application process. 2. Update your list of colleges on Family Connections under the tab “ Colleges I’m Thinking About.” 3. Know your deadline dates for each college (early action/early decision, rolling, priority, regular, etc.) 4. Fill out applications – prioritizing by deadline dates. 5. Submit applications to the colleges. 6. On Family Connections, move the colleges that you have applied to under the tab “Colleges I’m Applying To.” This is where you will enter your deadline date, choose your application type and request transcripts, mid-years and letters of recommendation online. 7. After you submit an application, 15 school days are required to process your transcripts (paper copy to the registrar) and letters of recommendation. Remember to speak to your teachers requesting recommendations.

6 C OLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS CONTINUED 8. Be sure to complete the FERPA waiver on the Common Application website if you are using the Common Application. 9. Enter your address for the Common Application under the tab “Colleges I’m Applying To.” 10. Be sure when you turn in the paper copy of the transcript request form to the registrar you also bring any secondary/counselor reports and fees if needed. 11. The paper copy of the transcript request form is required because it is our back up system for what was entered online. 12. Request test scores to be sent to colleges from SAT (www.collegeboard.org.)/ACT (www.actstudent.org)

7 T RANSCRIPT R EQUEST F ORM Name: Counselor: Student ID#: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DateStudent’s Signature (if 18 years old)Parent’s Signature (if student is under 18) #PaidName and Complete address of school Date of Request App. Type Dead- line Date Date Mailed Mid- Year Final 1Free 2

8 T RANSCRIPT R EQUEST F ORM CONTINUED #PaidName & Complete Address of School Date Requested Application Type 1FreeUniversity of MD Office of Undergraduate Admissions Mitchell Building College Park, MD Regular _____ Rolling ______ Early Action _____ Early Decision _____ Priority _____ 2FreeVassar College Admissions Office 124 Raymond Avenue Box 10 Pough Keepsie, NY Regular _____ Rolling _____ Early Action _____ Early Decision _____ Priority _____ 3$5

9 T RANSCRIPT R EQUEST F ORM CONTINUED #Deadline Date Date MailedMid-Year Transcript Final Transcript 111/1/13 211/15/13 312/1/13 College Transcript Request Procedures In order for an application to be considered complete the following documents need to be sent from Sherwood High School to each requested college: official transcript, school counselor letter of recommendation, school profile, and school secondary report (if applicable.) Listed below are the procedures to initiate the process. Submit request for transcript and letters of recommendation on Family Connections Complete and submit a College Transcript Request Form. Be sure to fill in the following: Student Name (use the student’s full legal name) School Counselor Name Student Birth Date and ID Number Parent Signature (Required if student is under the age of 18) Print the complete name and address for each school requiring a transcript. Indicate the application type for each request. List the application deadline date that corresponds with the application type. All documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s office at least three weeks (15 school days) prior to the deadline dates. The first two transcript requests are free. All additional transcripts are $5.00 per request. Payment may be made by cash or by check payable to Sherwood High School. You can track your Transcript Requests on Family Connections. Please contact Ms. Barbara Lee at , located in the Registrar’s Office, if you have any questions.

10 T RANSCRIPT R EQUEST F ORM CONTINUED College 1 Have you submitted your application to this college? YES NO Have you requested your transcripts through Family Connections? YES NO Are you applying to this school by using the Common Application and completed the FERPA waiver? YES NO Have you matched your application in Family Connections to the Common Application? YES NO Have you requested your letters of recommendation in Family Connections? YES NO Have you completed your Brag Sheet/ Parent Brag Sheet in Family Connections? or Have you submitted a paper copy to your counselor? YES NO ____To Counselor ____ In Family Connections Have you completed your Resume in Family Connections? or Have you submitted a paper copy to your counselor? YES NO ____To Counselor ____ In Family Connections Have you requested your SAT/ ACT scores to be sent directly to this college? You must request your scores through: = SAT = ACT YES NO Sherwood High School Transcript Request Form Student Name:___________________________ Student ID:_________ Counselor:______________________ Checklist: Please circle below. All information should be completed prior to submitting to the Registrar’s Office.

11 A PPLICATION D EADLINES If you application is DUE by: YOU MUST: 1.Apply to the college first and foremost 2.Submit information to the Registrar; 3. Request Counselor/Teacher Recommendation ON or BEFORE: October 15September 23 November 1October 10 November 15October 24 December 1November 6 December 15November 20 January 1November 28 January 10December 9 January 15December 12 February 1January 9 February 15January 23 March 1February 6

12 T HE RECOMMENDATION On average each college will ask for letters of recommendation from: Teacher(s) 3 weeks (15 school days) advanced notice required Will up load letters into family connections Counselor All the letters of recommendation will be sent with your transcript to the college by the registrar.

13 SAT/ACT SAT DateRegister By DateLate Registion October 11, 2014September 12, 2014September 26, 2014 November 8, 2014October 9, 2014October 24, 2014 December 6, 2014November 6, 2014November 21, 2014 ACT DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required) September 13, 2014August 8, 2014August 22, 2014 October 25, 2014September 19, 2014October 3, 2014 December 13, 2014November 7, 2014November 21, 2014 * Free online tools available to help you prepare for taking the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. Use the study guides to learn more about the test, review specific skills, take practice quizzes, and track your progress.

14 Q UESTIONS AND A NSWERS

15 C OUNSELORS ’ A SSIGNMENTS Al-Atrash A + Ertzman Ritchie B - Cap Ertzman Benson Car - Fd Room H138 Lee Fe – Ja Room H139 Rafferty Jb – Mar Room H141 McKennaMas – Pe Room H143 Sartori Pf – St Room H145 Avery Su – Z Ertzman


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