Presentation on theme: "The College Application Process: Naviance & eDocs Mendham High School Counseling Office."— Presentation transcript:
The College Application Process: Naviance & eDocs Mendham High School Counseling Office
Welcome! John McGoldrick- Lead Counselor Kara Angelastro- Counselor Lara Drewes- Counselor Hillary Klimowicz- Counselor Richard Kumpf- Counselor Marlene Russell- Counselor Jim Simmons- Counselor Jaime Walker- Counselor Lauren Buhowski- College & Career Center
Agenda 15-20 minutes Practical information Changes to the Application Process 4 EASY STEPS 4 EASY STEPS Important Deadlines Upcoming Events Question and Answer (General)
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
Naviance Family Connection A comprehensive website that students and parents can use as a tool in planning for their future. Has been used in the past for: College research Student Data (test scores, GPA etc.) Prospective Colleges Scholarships Scattergrams
New Naviance Initiative: The College Application School Documents will be sent online through the Naviance program Common Application Reports Teacher and Counselor Recommendations Transcripts School Profile Some schools will still be sent paper copies
Expectations for the Student Students are expected to: Create a CommonApp account, complete FERPA Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About” Continue to research/visit colleges Request Teacher Letters of Recommendation in person, then in Naviance Complete Brag Sheets & Resume for the counselor Submit a Transcript Request Form to your counselor Students - Check email daily and respond. Is your email address appropriate?
Step 1: “The Common Application” - Naviance Link Go to Commonapp.org and set up your account EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT APPLYING TO Common App SCHOOLS and complete the FERPA consent form. Write down your Common App username and password. Login to Naviance and enter your Common App email address in “Colleges I’m Applying To” section.
Step 2: Requesting a Transcript Application should be submitted prior to this step Your counselor should have brag sheets & a resume from you prior to this step Hand a completed “Transcript Request Form” to your counselor personally. DO NOT LEAVE THIS FORM IN A COUNSELOR MAILBOX! Administrative Assistants will move college from “Colleges I’m Thinking About” to “Colleges I’m Applying To”, NOT THE STUDENT. The counselor will submit the following: Transcript School Profile Secondary School Report Letter of Recommendation
Naviance Family Connection https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=wmmhs
Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Always allow at least 3 weeks for teachers to complete the letter Please make sure you personally ask the teacher prior to submitting the official request. Ask the teacher whether they would like to use electronic submission or traditional mail For electronic submissions: 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.”
Step 4: Test Scores Students order Standardized Test Score Reports online Allow ample time (2-4 weeks) for admissions office to receive electronic score report For the SAT and SAT Subject Tests: www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com For the ACT: www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org Even if you choose to self-report test scores in your college application, you still must have the official scores sent through College Board or ACT.
Throughout the Process…… Communicate with your counselor As you hear back from schools, let your counselor know Check for emails from the Counseling Office regularly Parents can contact the counselor at any time
Review: 4 Easy Steps Step 1: The Common Application/Naviance Link Step 1: The Common Application/Naviance Link Create Common App Account Create Common App Account Complete FERPA consent in Common App Complete FERPA consent in Common App Enter Common App Email in Naviance Enter Common App Email in Naviance Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About” Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About” Step 2: Counselor Forms Step 2: Counselor Forms Transcript Request Form, Brag Sheets, Resume Transcript Request Form, Brag Sheets, Resume Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Invite Teachers under “Colleges I’m Applying to” or provide envelopes Invite Teachers under “Colleges I’m Applying to” or provide envelopes Step 4: Submit Test Scores Step 4: Submit Test Scores www.collegeboard.com, www.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.com, www.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.comwww.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.comwww.actstudent.org
Benefits of Naviance Streamline the process Everything is “live” Everything can be sent at once Quick to update Eco-friendly
Upcoming Events September: College Fair at County College of Morris Sunday, September 21st from 12:00-3:00 Individual College Rep Visits Begin October: SAT: October 11 th (Late registration through 9/30) ACT: October 25 th (Register by 9/19) 10/22 - Financial Aid Night, 7pm 10/27 - PTO Speaker, “The Admissions Game”, 7pm November: SAT: November 8th (Register by 10/9) Application Deadlines for Early Decision/Early Action (November 1 st /November 15 th )