Presentation on theme: "College 101 Today’s Objectives: All Seniors will… 1.Be able to log in to Naviance Family Connection 2.Know how to sign up for college rep visits at BHS."— Presentation transcript:
College 101 Today’s Objectives: All Seniors will… 1.Be able to log in to Naviance Family Connection 2.Know how to sign up for college rep visits at BHS 3.Begin to finalize college choices 4.Be able to find admissions applications online 5.Become familiar with the Common Application 6.Know how to request transcripts 7.Know how to update admissions decisions in Naviance 8.Know how to request a letter of recommendation 9.Know how and where to search for scholarships 10. Know how to schedule campus visits
Common Application http://www.commonapp.org WHY USE IT? Once completed online or in print, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating colleges (over 400 in the U.S.). This allows you to spend less time on the busywork of applying for admission, and more time on what's really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.
Hi Mr. Boedicker, can you please write me a recommendation letter to Stanford University? I would need it in approximately 3 weeks. I just completed the "Biography For Letters of Recommendation" to help you. I understand if you are unable to do this for me, so please let me know either way. Thank you!
Scholarships This is where we will post scholarship information received in the office. www.fastweb.comwww.fastweb.com is a good online scholarship database – use a separate email account if possible Your parents’ employers can be a scholarship source
Campus Visits Go to any college admissions website and look for a campus visit link You are allowed 2 days out of school that do not count against your perfect attendance records. Try to schedule visits over fall break. Colleges will be in session, so you will get a real “feel” of what that college is like. Do NOT commit to a college before visiting!
Download the college visit form from the Naviance welcome page This form must be signed by a parent and turned in to Mrs. Clary in the Senior Academy office at least one day PRIOR to your campus visit. You must bring back an official document from the college verifying your attendance.