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1 Brooklyn Technical High School College Application Process Senior College Information Session College Office Fall 2014

2 WHO ARE WE? Meet the College Office Staff! Ms. IaconoCollege Advisor/ Guidance Counselor Ms. Maysonet–SiglerCollege Advisor/ Guidance Counselor Mrs. Levitt (Scherman)Financial Aid Advisor Ms. BoveSecretary Located in Room 7S5

3 Today’s Agenda Fee Waivers Common Application Naviance Process Teacher Recommendation Letters SAT & ACT Scores Tips for Creating your College List Questions & Answers

4 Fee Waivers - available in Rm. 7S5 - during lunch periods ONLY! Students who are Free or Reduced Lunch Eligible may receive the following Fee Waivers: Exams: SAT & SAT Subject Tests (2 Fee Waivers Per Exam while in High School) ACT (You are allowed 2 ACT Waivers while in High School) College Application Fee Waivers: 4 College Board Fee Waivers 10 NACAC Fee Waiver CUNY Application Fee Waiver: Stay Tuned for the LOTTERY!! – Must apply FIRST and give the College Office your W000 #! (We receive a very minimum amount of CUNY Fee Waivers- First come- First served! Must be FREE LUNCH Eligible ONLY!)

5 Regarding SUNY Applications/Fee Waiver Students should ONLY apply to SUNY via the Common Application You will receive NACAC Fee Waivers for these schools Students may only apply to SUNY schools through if the school that they are applying to is NOT on the Common Students applying to SUNY EOP Program- Must also apply via Common Application but must fill out the EOP Supplement that the specific college requires

6 Common Application

7 Common Application Complete your common application at If a school you are applying to is ON the Common Application- you MUST apply using the Common App…. You can save your application until it is ready to be sent Be sure to follow instructions carefully and complete ALL required essays and supplements Remember to click “SUBMIT” when application is complete SCHOOLS NOT LISTED ON COMMON APPLICATION – Go to the school’s website, follow application instructions, list school on “NON-Electronic Transcript Form” if necessary

8 Applying to CUNY/SUNY Must apply to CUNY at Deadline: Feb 1 – You may apply to six (6) CUNY colleges/programs – Complete CUNY app early, do not wait for Feb. 1! – Admission is rolling and programs fill-up on a first-applied, first-served basis! Macaulay Honors College: – You may apply to six college programs – These schools must be listed in preference order – When you apply to Macaulay Honors, you will AUTOMATICALLY be considered for regular admission to CUNY – Only 1 application is required – Application Deadline for Macaulay: Dec. 1 st – You MUST list Macaulay on the “Early Deadline Transcript Request Form” – Due Oct. 1 st Must apply to SUNY via the Common Application

9 College Office Application Deadlines October 1 st & November 12 th Refer to handout for detailed instructions October 1 st – Create Common App & CUNY accounts October 1 st – Link Naviance account to Common App account October 1 st – List ALL EA/ED/Colleges with applications Due by December 15 th into Naviance October 1 st – Submit completed “Early Deadline Transcript Request/ED Parent Consent Form” to College Office November 12 th - All Colleges you are applying MUST be entered into Naviance Account. November 12 th – Submit “Transcript Request for Non-Electronic Schools” to the College Office

10 Transcript Request Forms These Forms can be found at under “College Office” tab and then click on “ PLEASE NOTE: We do not need a Transcript Request form for CUNY Schools (Except if your applying to Macaulay Honors because this is an earlier deadline List CUNY schools in your Naviance Account, when completing the CUNY app you will be asked to enter your OSIS #, which will allow CUNY to access your Transcript PLEASE BE AWARE: After the above deadline dates have passed, the Naviance System will be TURNED OFF and students will no longer be able to add colleges on to the system. All students should be prepared to FINALIZE college lists by November 12 th

11 About Naviance What role does Naviance play in your application Process? – It allows the College Office and Your Guidance Counselor to know where you are applying so that we can send out your TRANSCRIPT, COUNSELOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION and SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT to each of those schools on time! – It is a paperless process and saves you time and money on postage! – It is simple and easy and your college application is NOT COMPLETE until you follow the steps outlined in the “Application Instructions” for Naviance

12 Teacher Recommendation Letters How many Teacher Recs do I need? Who should I ask? What should I provide my Teacher with to help them write the best possible letter about me!? How do teacher recommendations get sent to colleges?

13 Sending SAT/ACT Scores YOU are responsible for sending YOUR Standardized Test Scores to each of the Colleges that YOU are applying to. – Please visit to send SAT scores and to send your ACT

14 Creating Your College List Consider all the Factors! What is important to you?? LOCATION Financial Aid Policy – Merit Aid? – Meet Full Demonstrated Need? Scholarships Study Abroad Programs Internships Opportunities Co-Op Program MAJOR Sororities & Fraternities Sports Teams Parental Input First Generation going to college? Visit! How did it feel?

15 What is Oversaturation? What do the statistics show us?




19 Open-Minded, Diverse, Colorful

20 College Visits Meeting reps at Tech! Visit colleges! Attend open houses! Apply for Special Weekends, which include FREE overnight stays!

21 College Office Events- Fall 2014 Are you receiving emails from the College Office? Do you Read them!??? Several Panel Presentations scheduled for the upcoming weeks! First Generation Night – September 30 th Trips: TBA And more to come….Please check your Naviance email daily! Questbridge: You must see Mrs. Levitt ASAP!

22 QUESTIONS!??? Do not hesitate to ask! Make sure you read ALL emails that come from the College Office Staff: Ms. Iacono, & Mrs. Levitt (Scherman), Ms. Maysonet – Sigler, & Ms. Bove! Also, read ALL emails from your Guidance Counselor!

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