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Welcome Senior Parents Our agenda this evening is to review the College Application process. Topics will include:  Preparing to Apply  Completing applications.

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1 Welcome Senior Parents Our agenda this evening is to review the College Application process. Topics will include:  Preparing to Apply  Completing applications  Submitting applications  How Naviance can assist with this process

2 Preparing to Apply 1. Finalizing Prospective College List - Visiting Colleges - College Fair Bishop Ludden, - College Fair Bishop Ludden, Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 – 6:30-8:30pm) - College Visits to Baker 2. Senior Seminar - Tuesday, September 20 & 27 - Individual Meetings

3 Preparing to Apply 3. Transcripts - unofficial copy at Senior Seminar - rank and GPA (weighted and unweighted) available by Columbus Day 4. Letters of Recommendation - 1 teacher recommendation (additional letters only if needed) - Request form from CRC (FERPA waiver) - Request in Person - Thank you note

4 Preparing to Apply 5. College Essay - Personalize application - Find question online - Draft/Proofread - Copy to counselor 6. SAT/ACT scores - send official scores to college (NCAA)

5 Common Application Intended to streamline the college application process Intended to streamline the college application process 463 college campuses, including 20 SUNY campuses accept the Common Application 463 college campuses, including 20 SUNY campuses accept the Common Application 3 distinct submissions (Application, Supplemental, Payment) 3 distinct submissions (Application, Supplemental, Payment)

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7 Common Application Create Log-in Create Log-in Instructions Instructions My Colleges My Colleges Application (9 sections) Application (9 sections) Supplemental Application Supplemental Application Payment Payment

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9 Completing SUNY Applications SUNY schools strongly encourage that students complete applications online at $50 per school – cash not accepted/fee waivers available for financially eligible students Go directly to college website for 2 Year SUNY schools (OCC, Monroe, etc). Applications are often free.

10 Completing SUNY Applications NEW: SUNY ONLINE ACADEMIC RECORD (SOAR) 3 Part Process: Online Application + SOAR + Counselor Form

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13 SOAR PORTAL??? SOAR PORTAL??? Supplement info Supplement info

14 Career Resource Center All transcript, recommendation, fax requests, scholarship applications and NCAA transcript requests are processed here All transcript, recommendation, fax requests, scholarship applications and NCAA transcript requests are processed here Envelopes and Postage: A thing of the past? Envelopes and Postage: A thing of the past? Students/parents can utilize the CRC staff for assistance with questions Students/parents can utilize the CRC staff for assistance with questions Wendy Hamm & Sandy Lamb – Wendy Hamm & Sandy Lamb – Hours – 7:15 – 2:30 Hours – 7:15 – 2:30

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16 Deadlines We encourage students to beat rather than meet deadlines. (15 working days for the guidance office) We encourage students to beat rather than meet deadlines. (15 working days for the guidance office) Target deadline date: Thanksgiving Target deadline date: Thanksgiving Procrastinators beware! Procrastinators beware!

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18 Tips and Reminders 1. Read and Follow All Directions 2. Create a list of USER IDS and Passwords 3. Use Full Legal Name 4. Plan to Beat Deadlines 5. Students should be in charge of their application 6. Ensure all required parts and materials are submitted 7. Read all correspondence from colleges 8. Proofread/Preview Application and Essays 9. Submit Only What Is Requested (some exceptions apply)

19 Naviance Review Family Connection: https://connection.naviance.com/cwbhs

20 Questions?


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