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College Application Process for the Class of 2016 Upper Dublin High School Guidance Department
Official High School Transcript COMPLETED APPLICATION! Follow up with each college to confirm your application is complete for review Application Bio, Activities, Essays, Fee, (components vary by college) SAT/ACT CollegeBoard.com ACTStudent.org test score optional? Recommendations (requirements vary by college) The College Admissions Folder Supplemental Materials portfolio, audition, etc. The College Admissions Folder
Application Processes Early Decision Binding Often November 1 or 15 deadline Some offer ED I & II Usually notified of decision within 6 weeks (Accept, Deny, Defer) ED Agreement often required - communicate with counselor Early Action NOT Binding Often November 1 or 15 deadline Usually can apply to more than 1 Usually notified within 6 weeks (Accept, Deny, Defer) Rolling When application is complete, if is reviewed and you are notified of a decision (Accept, Deny, On-Hold) Regular Decision Typically - January 1 or later deadline, with notification in mid-March to early April. (Accept, Deny, Waitlist)
Additional Processes & Deadlines ●Special programs at a college ●Auditions or portfolio reviews ●Interviews ●Priority deadlines - important to meet ●Financial Aid Deadlines ○FAFSA - Can be as early as February 1. ○CSS Profile - Sometimes due at application deadline. Be aware of all appropriate deadlines for all of your schools.
Test DateDeadline October 3 SAT September 3 (late deadline: September 18) October 24 ACTSeptember 18 November 7 SATOctober 9 December 5 SATNovember 5 December 12 ACTNovember 6 Fall 2016 Test Dates
College App Deadline Transcript Request Must be Submitted in Naviance by: October 15September 24 November 1October 12 November 15October 26 December 1November 6 January 1December 1 UDHS Transcript Request Deadlines Regardless of the college deadline, all transcript requests must be submitted in Naviance a minimum of 15 SCHOOL DAYS prior.
Student and Parent complete UDHS Records Release Form ✓ Complete ONCE for all transcript requests.
Completing the Records Release Form ✓ Complete identifying information.
Completing the Records Release Form ✓ Read carefully and understand the rules!.
Completing the Records Release Form ✓ List Teacher Recommendations in Priority Order and request in Naviance ✓ Complete Recommendation Survey if Counselor Recommendation is required.
Completing the Records Release Form ✓ Student/Parent Signatures Required
✓ Log on to Family Connection; go to the COLLEGES tab. ✓ List your colleges in “Colleges I’m Thinking About”. ✓ In your list, be aware of Delivery Type and Application Deadlines. (see next slide) Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance
✓ Click again on the COLLEGES tab. ✓ Click on the “Transcripts” link at the left under Resources Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance
✓ Choose the appropriate transcript request link Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance
✓ Use the “lookup” feature to find colleges for which you are requesting a transcript; type the name of the college or select from quicklist. (see next slide) Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance
✓ Select the Application Type from the drop- down menu: ACCURACY of this information is critical to insure that your transcript requests are processed correctly and sent expediently to colleges! Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance Click Request Transcripts button
✓ Go to “Colleges I’m Applying To” and review for accuracy. You are able to EDIT if you made an error, BUT you must notify your counselor if you make a change after requesting a transcript. Requesting Transcripts Through Naviance
If Common App: ✓ Student should have already created account on www.commonapp.org, listed at least 1 college in your Common App “My Colleges” list and completed the FERPA Waiver on Common App.www.commonapp.org ✓ In Naviance, go to Colleges tab > click “Colleges I’m Applying To”. Carefully read the instructions about linking your Naviance and Common App accounts. Matching Common App and Naviance
In Naviance, go to Colleges tab > click “Colleges I’m Applying To” Matching Common App and Naviance
In “Colleges I’m Applying To”: ✓ Enter your Common App e-mail address (i.e. the e-mail address you used when you created your Common App account) and Date of Birth and click the MATCH button. ✓ You MUST complete this step in order for your transcripts and recommendations to be sent to Common App colleges! Matching Common App and Naviance
If Other Electonic: ✓ no further action is required by the student. If Paper: ✓ Student provides Guidance with any required college forms and a 9”x12” envelope addressed to the college including three (3) first-class stamps. Non-Common App Colleges
Common Application If a college is indicated in Naviance as a Common App recipient, BUT the student chooses to use the college’s own application instead, you MUST notify your counselor in order for your materials to be sent in the appropriate format. ** See next slide for how to do this. EXCEPTIONS
Common Application (continued) After requesting a transcript in Naviance, go to “Colleges That I’m Applying To”. For Common Application colleges, click Unknown in the “Applying via Common App?” column (see next slide). EXCEPTIONS
Common Application (continued) EXCEPTIONS On the following screen, If applying using Common App, select YES from the drop- down menu. If using the college’s own application, select NO. UNKNOWN should NEVER be selected: either you are applying via the Common Application or you are not! Scroll down the page and click:
Penn State Schreyer Honors College A separate Transcript Request/Release Form is NOT required. When completing the online Schreyer’s application, students will provide e- mail addresses for counselor and teachers who will be submitting recommendations. EXCEPTIONS
STEP 1: Student verbally requests recommendation from teacher. Requesting Teacher Recommendations STEP 2: If teacher agrees, student enters recommendation request in Naviance. (see next slide)
In Naviance, go to Colleges tab > click “Colleges I’m Applying To” Requesting Teacher Recommendations
Scroll down to Teacher Recommendations and click “Add/Cancel Requests”. Requesting Teacher Recommendations
Select teacher from drop down menu (a personal note is optional, but a nice touch!). Scroll down and click “Update Requests”. Requesting Teacher Recommendations
STEP 3: Your recommendations will be sent after you submit Records Release to Guidance, request transcripts in Family Connection, and match your Naviance and Common App accounts (if needed).
Requesting Teacher Recommendations If Common App or Other Electronic: no further action is required by student. If Paper: student provides teacher with any required college forms and letter-sized envelope addressed to the college including one (1) first- class stamp.
THANK YOU!!!! We realize that this is a sometimes tedious and stressful process with many “moving parts”, so we appreciate your efforts in trying to GET IT RIGHT! Your counselor is always your resource in the college application process. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to assist you in post-graduate planning.