Presentation on theme: "The College Application Process: Naviance & eDocs Red Bank Catholic High School Guidance Office September, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
The College Application Process: Naviance & eDocs Red Bank Catholic High School Guidance Office September, 2014
Welcome! Mr. Mark DeVoe- Director of Guidance Melinda Fellingham- Counselor Patricia Hendricks- Counselor Kelly O’Keefe-Howlett- Counselor Theodore Jarmusz- Counselor Mary Ellin Sweeney- Learning Consultant Debra Hemschoot - Registrar Tina Schwartz -Guidance Secretary
Agenda 60-75 minutes Practical information Changes to the Application Process 5 EASY STEPS 5 EASY STEPS Important Deadlines Applying for Scholarships Upcoming Events Question and Answer (General)
The College Application Process Apply Hear Decide
Naviance Family Connection A comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for their future. Naviance is used for: College research Student Data (test scores, GPA etc.) Prospective Colleges Scholarships Scattergrams
The College Application Process using eDocs All School Documents will be sent electronically using eDocs Common Application Reports Teacher and Counselor Recommendations Transcripts – Initial, Mid-year and Final School Profile
Overall Expectations Keep the process in perspective Work together as a family Students must take ownership Discuss finances openly Start early and meet all deadlines
Step 1 : Apply via “The Common Application” Go to Commonapp.org and set up your account. Write down your common app username (e-mail) –You MUST establish a Commonapp account in order to submit your documents electronically. Add your colleges that you are applying to via the Common App Click on ‘assign recommenders’ (sidebar) and the FERPA agreement appears. Video link for Completing FERPA on CommonAPP https://vimeo.com/73384070 FERPA absolutely has to be signed before you can go forward. Login to Naviance and match your CommonApp e-mail to your Naviance account. The e-mail has to be the same.
Common Application Link and Tutorials Common Application- https://www.commonapp.org/eLearning/Submissi on.htm Video link for Completing FERPA on CommonAPP https://vimeo.com/73384070 Common Application You Tube Tutorial- www.youtube.com/watch?v=M61jkEVwT1g Common Application Step by Step- https://www.commonapp.org/eLearning/Submissi on.htm
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 request Add 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.
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. For a NOVEMBER 1 deadline-request should be submitted no later than October 15. For a November 15 deadline-request should be submitted no later than October 31.
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, but you MUST complete a Common Application in order to send electronic documents. Make sure you complete payment screen and THEN SUBMIT application after payment. Check for GREEN (on commonapp) box that appears at the top of the application to ensure that your application has been submitted.
Types of Applications 1.Question Mark = Student hasn’t listed the college in the Common App website 2.Blank Computer = Accepts EDocs and is not a Common App school 3.CA in Computer = Accepts EDocs and is a Common App School 4.Stamp = Paper Copy must be mailed 5.CA with line = Common App School but student has elected to use School Application instead 1 2 3 4 5
STANDARDIZED TESTS SAT’s and Subject Tests have to be sent directly from CollegeBoard ACT’s should be sent directly from ACT. (They are NOT included on transcript)
Throughout the Process…… Communicate with your counselor As you hear back from schools, let your counselor know Check for emails from the Guidance Office regularly Parents can contact the counselor at any time
Review: 5 Easy Steps Step 1: Set up a Common Application Account and complete FERPA waiver on the Common Application. Enter CommonApp ID (e-mail) in Naviance. Step 1: Set up a Common Application Account and complete FERPA waiver on the Common Application. Enter CommonApp ID (e-mail) in Naviance. Step 2: Add Colleges that you are applying to in Naviance Step 2: Add Colleges that you are applying to in Naviance Step 3: Invite Teacher Recommendations under “Colleges I’m Applying to” Step 3: Invite Teacher Recommendations under “Colleges I’m Applying to” Step 4: Request a Transcript Step 4: Request a Transcript Step 5: Apply Step 5: Apply
Benefits of Naviance Streamline the process Everything is “live” Everything can be sent at once Quick to update Monitor status electronic submission Eco-friendly
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 meeting Come prepared with questions Contact your guidance counselor at any time
Upcoming Events September: Individual College Rep Visits throughout the fall October: Brookdale College Fair – October 5, 2014. (see handout) SAT: October 11 th (Registration by September 12 th ) offered at RBC ACT: October 25 th (Registration by September 19th) offered at RBC Application Deadline for Early Decision/Early Action for some schools (October 15 th ) Many southern schools have early deadlines. November: SAT: November 8th Application Deadlines for Early Decision/Early Action (November 1 st /November 15 th ) December: SAT: December 6 th ACT: December 13th January: Financial Aid Evening: January 6, 2015
Scholarships Scholarships are listed on Naviance When applying for scholarships transcript requests should be brought to guidance at least one week before due date so it can be processed. You will be notified by e-mail from Scholarship Coordinator- Pat Hendricks when scholarships are available.
Conclusion Seniors need to visit their counselor frequently during the application season Parents should communicate on a regular basis with their child about this process The process requires a minimal amount of time and effort outside of completing the actual application! STUDENT NEEDS TO BE INVESTED IN THE PROCESS!