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SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION SESSION UNDERSTANDING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS MONROE TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELING CENTER
COLLEGE APPLICATION CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 1.Meet with your school counselor 2.Finalize your list of colleges 3.How will you apply? 4.Request letters of recommendation 5.Send scores OCTOBER 1.SAT and/or ACT testing 2.Complete and edit your college essays 3.Early Decision or Early Action dates often begin in October 4.Check in with those individuals writing your recommendations
COLLEGE APPLICATION CALENDAR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1.Attend our Financial Aid Information Session on November 12 at 6:30PM 2.Continue to submit applications 3.Watch deadlines 4.http://student.college board.org/css- financial-aid-profile JANUARY 1.Contact financial aid offices to ensure proper completion of forms 2.Submit FAFSA forms beginning 1/1/15 3.Continue to do well in your classes. Midyear grade reports will be sent out in late January to colleges
COLLEGE APPLICATION CALENDAR FEBRUARY AND MARCH 1.Read any admission decisions that arrive CAREFULLY. *All will require action on your part APRIL 1.Review admission decisions and financial aid award letters 2.Placed on a wait list? Contact the admission office directly if you are still interested 3.MAKE A FINAL DECISION
COLLEGE APPLICATION CALENDAR MAY 1.Mail in your enrollment form and deposit check to your chosen school. *May 1 is the most common deadline. JUNE 1.Final transcripts will be sent out to your chosen school at the end of June.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS -IMPORTANT REMINDERS- Finalizing the List 1.Is it a reach school? Safety? Target? 2.How many is too many? 3.Should I apply early? Sending Scores 1.www.collegeboard.orgwww.collegeboard.org 2.www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org Please keep in mind that there are application processing fees. Applying to a lot of schools can become costly
THE APPLICATION PROCESS -IMPORTANT REMINDERS- To Use Common App or Not to Use Common App… A. Common Application, www.commonapp.org, may reduce some application steps. www.commonapp.org There are now over 500 member colleges and universities accepting the Common Application. *You must create Common App account and then sync it with your Naviance account. Remember to sign Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) at Common App. B. College’s Application The respective college may allow for completion of the application directly. *Colleges sometimes waive the application fee when using this method.
NAVIANCE 1.Make sure you know your Naviance Login information 2.You will add your list of prospective colleges to your Naviance account. This will be done by selecting “ Colleges I Am Applying To ” in Family Connections. * This is required to ensure submission of your transcript and supporting documents. 3.Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded to your Naviance account.
STANDARDIZED TESTING SAT October 11, 2014 (late registration only) November 8, 2014 December 6, 2014 Fee: $52.50 School Code: 310584 ACT October 25, 2014 (late registration only) December 13, 2014 Fee: $38.00 (no writing) $54.50 (w/ writing School Code: 310584
IMPORTANT WEBSITES www.eligibilitycenter.org www.eligibilitycenter.org – For aspiring college athletes www.fafsa.ed.gov www.fafsa.ed.gov – The official website for the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid www.hesaa.org www.hesaa.org – The New Jersey higher education student assistance authority website. www.fastweb.com www.fastweb.com – 1000’s of scholarship opportunities are available www.pin.ed.govwww.pin.ed.gov – Create your pin for the FAFSA form www.collegeboard.org www.collegeboard.org – SAT registration and so much more www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org – ACT information http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profilehttp://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile - By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs.
IMPORTANT DATES Continuing Education Fair – Thursday, October 2 Financial Aid Info Session – Wednesday, November 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair (Field Trip) – Thursday, November 20
COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELING CENTER MTHS School Counselors: Michele Critelli – District Supervisor of Guidance Shawanda Beale – School Counselor Damaris Dominguez – School Counselor Cathy Ielpi – School Counselor Diane Peterson – School Counselor Michele Rockoff – School Counselor Bayu Sutrisno – School Counselor Brooke Yudell – School Counselor Please check out the CCCC webpage, our monthly newsletter or call our office. We are always available to assist you.