Many college applications are due this week! In most cases, if you want to receive maximum consideration for admission and scholarship, you need to submit your application and all required documents prior to November 1. Follow these simple steps to success:
- Go to the internet browser and type in “Common Application” or “Apply to (insert the name of the college or university here)”. Complete ALL questions in the application.
- If you are using the Common Application: a)Immediately after starting, go to the “My Colleges” tab, click on “Recommenders and FERPA” and Invite Mrs. Nixon as your counselor. YOUR TRANSCRIPT CANNOT BE SENT IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS. Your application will not be complete if you do not request your transcript. If you request your transcript later than Friday, 10/29, at noon, we cannot guarantee that it will arrive to the school on time. b) If you haven’t entered any teacher recommenders yet and your schools do not require teacher recommenders, do not list any teachers here. Even if it allows you to enter optional teacher recommenders, do not list anyone here. If your schools do require recommenders, be sure to politely ask a teacher if they have time. Do not invite an advisor. c)**This link is also helpful if you have questions on Common App: https://www.commonapp.org/apply/first-time-student
- If you are applying from the school’s website, go to Parchment.com to request your transcripts to be sent there. YOUR TRANSCRIPT CANNOT BE SENT IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS. Your application will not be complete if you do not request your transcript. If you request your transcript later than Friday , 10/29, at noon, we cannot guarantee that it will arrive to the school on time.
- Attach or complete any necessary resumes, essays, and other required documents.
- Make your selection regarding test scores. If you want to have your scores reviewed, some schools allow you to self-report them on the application or through their online admission portal. Others require them to come from the testing service. For SAT scores, you will want to go to CollegeBoard, log into your account, click on the scores, scroll down, and click on Score Sends.
- Complete theCSS Profile if your school requires it: This is another tool colleges and universities use to award financial aid. It is a College Board product and there is a fee to submit it. You do not need to do the CSS profile unless the school to which you are applying requires it.
- The majority of schools provide you with an application portal where you can view your application and admission status. Log in to verify whether your application is complete.