4 Agenda 15-20 minutes Practical information The Application Process 4 EASY STEPSImportant DeadlinesUpcoming EventsQuestion and Answer (General)
5 Overall Expectations Keep the process in perspective Work together as a familyStudents must take ownershipDiscuss finances openlyStart early and meet all deadlines
6 Naviance and The College Application School Documents will be sent online through the Naviance programCommon Application ReportsTeacher and Counselor RecommendationsTranscriptsSchool ProfileSome schools will still be sent paper copies
7 Student Expectations Student Expectations: Continue to research/visit colleges and update “Colleges I’m Thinking About”Create a CommonApp account, complete FERPA, link to NavianceRequest Teacher Letters of Recommendation IN PERSON then through NavianceComplete Brag Sheets & Resume for the counselorSubmit a blue Transcript Request Form to your counselorStudents - Check daily and respond.
8 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 SCHOOLSComplete the FERPA consent form.Login to Naviance and enter your Common App address in “Colleges I’m Applying To” section.
12 Step 2: Requesting a Transcript Hand a completed BLUE “Transcript Request Form” to your counselor personally. One per school. DO NOT LEAVE THIS FORM IN A COUNSELOR MAILBOX!Your counselor should have brag sheets & a resume from you prior to this stepAllow 3 weeks to process.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:TranscriptSchool ProfileSecondary School ReportCounselor letter of RecommendationTeacher Recommendation if complete
14 Step 3: Teacher Recommendations Please make sure you personally ask the teacher prior to submitting the official request.Always allow at least 3 weeks for teachers to complete the letterFor 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.”If the teacher would like to mail the letter please hand them addressed/stamped envelopes to the admissions office
16 Step 4: Test ScoresStudents order Standardized Test Score Reports online (they are not sent through guidance)Allow ample time (2-4 weeks) for admissions office to receive electronic score reportFor the SAT and SAT Subject Tests:For the ACT: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.
17 Throughout the Process…… Students: Communicate with your counselorCheck for s from the Counseling Office regularlyAs you hear back from schools, let your counselor know
18 Review: 4 Easy Steps Step 1: The Common Application/Naviance Link Create Common App AccountComplete FERPA consent in Common AppEnter Common App in NavianceUpdate “Colleges I’m Thinking About”Step 2: Counselor FormsTranscript Request Form, Brag Sheets, ResumeStep 3: Teacher RecommendationsInvite Teachers under “Colleges I’m Applying to” or provide envelopesStep 4: Submit Test Scores
19 Upcoming Events September: College Fair at County College of Morris Sunday, September 20th from 12:00-3:00Individual College Rep Visits begin Tuesday, September 15thOctober:SAT: October 3rd (Late Registration by 9/22)ACT: October 24th (Register by 9/18!)10/29 - Financial Aid Night, 7pm Auditorium10/5 - PTO Speaker, “The Admissions Game”, 7pm AuditoriumNovember:SAT: November 7th (Register by 10/9)Application Deadlines for Early Decision/Early Action (November 1st/November 15th)