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1 BGHS Class of 2015 SENIOR INFORMATION

2 College Applications  Unless the school you are applying to uses common application, you will go to the school’s website and apply online.  There is a fee for applying for college. However, if you qualify for an ACT Fee Waiver, you can get a waiver and don’t have to pay application fee. Just see Swiney to have letter sent to college.  You must go to and request that your transcript be sent to all colleges you are applying forwww.parchment.com  ACT score must be sent from ACT. There is a fee to send it. However, you can send them free if you have them sent when you register for ACT.

3 College Applications  Common Application –  Create a login & profile  Teacher and Counselor Recs will be loaded on common application account  All colleges accepting common application are listed on the website  Transcript will be loaded into Common App  ACT scores must still be sent to specific colleges

4 Letters of Recommendation  PLAN AHEAD! DO NOT ask for a letter of rec 1 or 2 days before it is needed. Go to my website or come see me to get the form I need completed in order to write a letter of rec for you. Letters of rec take time and thought to complete and you must plan ahead for these.  Information needed for letter of recommendation: extracurricular activities, awards & honors, tell me about your strengths, anything specific you think might be important to be included. For example, any adversity you have overcome or unique experience.es you have had

5 Scholarships  All scholarship applications I receive will be scanned and loaded on my school website  I AM NOT the scholarship search engine. Scholarships will be loaded on my website but you can also search for them.  KHEAA.com, any professional organizations your parents might belong to, fastweb.com, Individual Learning Plan, Freshmen Scholarships at the college you will attend, departmental scholarships at your university

6 Student Athletes  If you plan to play a sport in college, you must register through NCAA Clearinghouse or NAIA.  If you haven’t already registered, do it ASAP!  NCAA – must have at least a 2.0 core GPA  NAIA – Must have two of the following: overall 2.0 GPA, 18 ACT or be ranked in top half of your class.  Fee waivers are available for both  ACT scores must be sent from ACT

7 Financial Aid  FAFSA should be completed in January. FREE A pplication for F ederal S tudent A ide  KHEAA representative will be here November 3 to explain different types of financial aid and how to apply.  Aid is awarded on first come, first served basis. Once the pot of money is gone – its’ gone. APPLY IN JANUARY  Use income tax forms from 2013 to apply initially and then do a corrected form.

8 Transcripts  In Infinite Campus, check your transcript for accuracy  ALL transcripts should now be sent electronically  Go to  Enter the registration code on your form. Use an address you frequently check  In your phone, put your username and address. If you cannot put it in your phone, please write it down and give it to me for safekeeping.


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