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HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR COLLEGE APPLICATION GUIDE Class of 2014
AGENDA: College search review Next steps College application procedures Understanding your transcript Second semester activities Questions
COLLEGE SEARCH Talk to your school counselor Go to http://www.hhrs.ushttp://www.hhrs.us Under Student Resources, click on Naviance-Family Connection and log in Speak with college representatives at HHRS or visit the campus (MCGDA college fair at Brookdales Collins Arena this Sunday, 10/06/13 from 1-4 pm) Add colleges of interest to your colleges Im thinking about page
NEXT STEPS: Register for and take the SATs (www.collegeboard.org), ACTs (www.act.org) and/or SAT Subject tests Upcoming test dates: SAT: November 2 (Register by 10/3), December 7 (Register by 11/8) ACT: October 26 (Late registration by 10/11), December 14 (Register by 11/8) **Remember to have your test scores sent to colleges directly from College Board and ACT (HHRS will not report your scores to colleges!) Athletes: Register with the NCAA at eligibilitycenter.org; request transcript through the NCAA site
YOU ARE READY TO APPLY! Complete online and paper applications (via Naviance, commonapp.org and/or college/university websites) IMPORTANT: For Common App. schools, you MUST match your Common App. and Naviance accounts AND complete the FERPA waiver through Common App http://vimeo.com/73384070 http://vimeo.com/73384070 Make sure all colleges to which you are applying are listed on colleges Im applying to page on Naviance Request teacher recommendations (in person first, then on Naviance) Submit a completed HHRS Application Processing Request form for each college to which you are applying Complete, print and submit your resume and brag sheet to your counselor (copies will be made for you to give to the teachers writing your recommendations)
FOR PAPER RECOMMENDATIONS: Office of Admissions University/College Name University College Address and Zip Henry Hudson Regional School 1 Grand Tour Highlands, NJ 07732 STAMP Your Name Your Address/Zip Your name Your street Your city, state Zip STAMP The following teachers recommendation was received on the date indicated below: Teachers name _______________ Date Recd ___________
APPLICATIONS (CONTINUED) 5 stamps must be submitted for every non-electronic submission school Deadlines: All required materials must be submitted to Guidance 2 weeks before the colleges deadline (although you may bring them earlier) To have your applications and supplemental materials submitted by Thanksgiving recess, you must bring all required materials to Guidance by November 13, 2013; applications to be sent by the winter break must be submitted to Guidance by December 6, 2013. When you are ready to submit applications, it is mandatory that you make an appointment with your counselor.
EARLY DECISION/EARLY ACTION/RESTRICTIVE EARLY ACTION: Do you know what this means? You must still give the office two weeks to process your application for early action or early decision-see your counselor about this option!
APPLICATION CHECKLIST College Name Application Type (Regular, Early Decision/Action, Rolling) Deadline/ Date Submitted HHRS App. Process Request form Resume and Brag Sheet (1 of each) StampsRequest Teacher Rec.
SECOND SEMESTER ACTIVITIES: Scholarships/Financial Aid: Check Naviance, www.fastweb.com, www.scholarships.com, www.finaid.org for scholarships and other funding opportunities Watch for winter Financial Aid Workshop: TBA Apply for a PIN (parents and students) at www.pin.ed.gov www.pin.ed.gov After January 1, 2014 apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov fafsa.ed.gov Complete college/university financial aid forms and/or CSS profile
REVIEW PROCESS: Apply onlinecomplete FERPA waiver, essays, EOF questionnaires, etc. Request recommendations Submit application processing form, resume, brag sheet and stamps (if applicable) to your school counselor Have SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to your colleges Parentsstart gathering paperwork for financial aid applications