9 http://www.commonapp.org Step 2: The Common Application Login Screen Students register by clickingGo here
10 Step 2: The Common Application Creating a New Account Some validation occurs on the registration screen.
11 Step 2: The Common Application Getting to the Search Engine By clicking on Search for Colleges on the left-hand navigation menu, the student is brought to the Simple Search page.
12 Step 2: The Common Application The Search Engine On either the Simple Search or the Advanced Search, entering in search criteria and clicking on thebutton… brings the user to the Search Results screen.
13 Step 2: The Common Application Adding a College To add a school, check the box next to its name and then click on Add to get to the My Colleges screen.
14 Step 2: The Common Application Adding a College (cont.) The QuickAdd feature allows you to bypass the search screen if you know the school name.Clicking on a school option that appears in this list will activate the QuickAdd button.
15 Step 2: The Common Application My Colleges To view school information… click on the school’s name – the info at the bottom refreshes.For more instructions on completing the Common Application, please see the PowerPoint presentation at Introduction to the Common App Online for First-Year Admission:(.ppt)
16 Step 2: The Common Application Naviance Directions Once in Naviance, under the “colleges” tab, click on “colleges I’m applying to.”
17 Step 2: The Common Application FERPA Release First thing that will come up is the FERPA Release.Students will need to check off two boxes:Waive right to access their recommendationsAuthorize school to release their educational records.
18 Step 2: The Common Application Linking Your Common App Account In order to link your Common Application with the documents that Farmington will submit (i.e. transcript, letter(s) of recommendation, school profile, etc.), you must enter your Common Application “username” AND “password.”
19 Step 2: The Common Application Final Steps In order for Conard to send your online documents, you must complete the following steps and bring to Mrs. Gooding in the Guidance Office:You must complete an “Application Transcript Request Form” for each school you are applying to.Submit Transcript Processing Fee $3.00 per school.Farmington will automatically send your mid-year report/transcript to each school you have applied to.
20 Step 2: Non-Common Application Schools Online Submission (non-Common Application)Student must complete the “Application Transcript Request Form” (Forms located Guidance by Mrs. Gooding, 1 form for each school)Complete “FERPA” agreement in Naviance (Under “colleges” tab, click on “colleges I’m thinking about”)Submit Transcript Fee $3.00 per school (to Mrs. Gooding in Guidance)Mailing/Paper SubmissionComplete/stamp Blue Postcard (1 per school) (Postcard located in Guidance by Mrs. Gooding)
21 Step 3: Teacher Recommendations and Sending Official Test Scores OnlinePaper/mailingSending Official Test Scores (if applicable)AP ScoresSAT ScoresACT Scores
22 Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Pick up a “TEACHER Letter of Recommendation” form from Guidance.This form includes detailed instructions on how to request letters of recommendation.Teachers may submit their letters online (for Common Application schools and schools that accept online transmissions.) For all other schools, students must provide stamped and addressed envelopes.REMEMBER: Only send as many recommendations as are requested for each school.Click here for a preview of the form.
23 Step 3: Sending Official Scores Students are responsible for sending their own official test scores.Students should visit the following websites to request their scores to be sent:(AP and SAT)(ACT)Please note: It takes approximately 4 weeks for your request to be processed. Please make sure you contact the above websites 4 weeks in advance of the deadline dates.
24 Questions???See your School Counselor of Ms. Gooding in the Guidance Office.