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September 2013. Fall (Sep. – Nov.) College Applications Re-take ACT if needed Update Naviance Winter (Dec. – Feb.) Financial Aid Info Night Complete FAFSA.

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1 September 2013

2 Fall (Sep. – Nov.) College Applications Re-take ACT if needed Update Naviance Winter (Dec. – Feb.) Financial Aid Info Night Complete FAFSA Local Scholarships Spring (March-June) Make a final decision Complete Senior Survey, update Naviance Request final transcript

3 1. If you haven’t already, finalize a list of colleges to which you will apply Campus Visits - call ahead, prepare questions College Rep Visits – schedule on announcements and school website College Fair Tuesday, September 24 th 4:30-8:00 PM Minneapolis Convention Center Over 400 Colleges On-line resources College specific sites Naviance

4 2. Re-take the ACT if needed Saturday, October 26 th Registration deadline September 27 th 3. Update Naviance ‘My Colleges’ account Colleges I’m interested in Colleges I’m applying to 4. Complete and submit college applications Make sure you are aware of specific deadlines Best to have most applications out by Thanksgiving break

5 1. Attend Financial Aid Night Wednesday, Dec. 11 th Financial Aid Professional to present 2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Complete ASAP after Jan. 1 st Must use information from 2013 tax return 3. Apply for Local Scholarships Applications available in late Feb. Scholarship Awards Night Wednesday, May 14th 4. Update Naviance ‘My Colleges’ account Colleges I applied to Admission status for all colleges applied to

6 1. Make a final decision Adhere to all confirmation deadlines Submit necessary deposits 2. Complete the Senior Survey Naviance Survey May of senior year 3. Request that a final transcript be sent Before the end of the school year Request through Parchment Indicate to be sent at end of next grading period 4. Update Naviance ‘My Colleges’ account Colleges I applied to Admission status for all colleges applied to

7 Application Form Most are completed on-line and submitted electronically Length and requirements vary Adhere to requirements Transcripts All requests are made through Parchment Cost per transcript ($3) Can track status online Test Scores MWHS does not send scores Request scores to be sent through or Counselor Forms Not required by all Provide an addressed and stamped envelope Allow 1-2 weeks turnaround time Letter of Rec. Complete Senior Info Sheet Allow 2 weeks for letter writing Discuss what to do with completed letter Write a thank you note

8 Most of you already set up an account (last spring) Go to Attempt to sign in If you forgot username or password, choose ‘forgot password’ and reset. If you haven’t set up an account, do so! Check for confirmation and click on the provided link to complete the registration process. You must request all transcripts through this Parchment account.

9 Log in to Naviance account through the guidance website. Update My Colleges Enter colleges you are interested in Enter colleges you applied to Continue to update throughout senior year College Search Click on Colleges tab Click on College Search Used to help narrow choices that match certain criteria National Scholarship Search Click on Colleges tab Click on National Scholarship Search Used to identify national scholarships you might qualify for


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