Senior Presentation Students 2014

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CLASS OF 2015
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Complete/Update a Student Activity Form*
Complete/Update your Brag Sheets*
Follow up with teachers for recommendation
Sign up to meet with College Representatives
in Guidance. You must have permission from
your teacher prior to the appointment.
*These forms are available on the High School
website under “College Planning Guide” in the
Guidance tab.
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Common Applications
◦ Accepted at over 500 colleges.
◦ Complete one application for
all common app schools.
◦ Most schools have their own
additional supplement
questions. For example, Why
do you want to attend X
College?
◦ Must match Naviance to your
common application.
◦ Additional Common
Application forms are
completed through NavianceSchool Report Form and
Teacher Evaluation Forms.
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Individual Applications
◦ Some colleges only have their
own application.
◦ Complete a different
application for each school,
but the information is similar.
◦ Some individual colleges have
self-reporting of your grades
(Rutgers, SUNY).
◦ Some colleges have additional
school report, counselor, or
teacher recommendation
forms. Print these forms and
bring to your
teachers/counselor.
Some schools accept both the common and
their individual app. In these cases, you
select which application you want to use.
1. Create an account on Common Application or Login.
2. Once you register, under “College Search” Tab, enter
the schools to which you are applying.
3. Under the “Common App” Tab, complete the
“Education” section.
4. Under “My Colleges”, click on the “Assign Recommenders” Tab,
and complete the “FERPA Release Authorization”.
5. Log onto your Naviance Account. Under the “Colleges” Tab, click
on the “Colleges I’m Applying to” link on the left. You will be
prompted with the Common App Account Matching.
6. Complete the “Yes” or “No” question as to whether you will
be applying through the common app or individual app.
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This is your opportunity for colleges to get
to know you.
It is the place on the application where
colleges will receive a “non-numerical” view
of you.
It must be ERROR FREE, WELL WRITTEN and
ACCENT THE POSITIVE.
Your English teachers will help to edit your
essays but these essays should be written
only by you.
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List activities in order of priority of importance to
you.
Give details in the description, for example,
number of students involved, amount of money
raised, awards won, team record, etc.
Be concise, but use strong/powerful action words
to describe the activity.
Avoid being repetitive.
Example:
◦ Help the Hungry- member
◦ Prepare and serve food for 100+ people at a local homeless
shelter. Responsible for coordinating bake sales to raise over
$1000 to purchase supplies.
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Submit your application online.
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Send SAT/ACT scores directly from your
account.
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Fill out the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM and
return to Mrs. Brody. This can only be
submitted once you have applied.
You MUST record in Naviance which colleges
you are applying to and if you used the
common application or individual application.
Hand in a $10 mailing fee which will cover the
mailing of 10 applications.($3 per additional
application).
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Early Decision & Early Action
Rolling Admissions
SAT & ACT
SAT Subject Tests
6 Semester Transcript and GPA
Mid-year Transcript
***If you apply ED/EA to a college,
familiarize yourself with the individual
college rules pertaining to these
applications.
When accepted ED, you must withdraw your
other applications.
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Every Wednesday in September and October
the Guidance Staff will be in C4 during high
school lunch to assist in completing your
Common Application.
Standardized Test Dates
 Sept. 13th ACT
 Oct. 11th SAT
Late Registration…9/30
 Nov. 8th SAT
Regular Registration…10/9
 Oct. 25th ACT
Regular Registration… 09/19
 Dec.13th ACT Regular Registration… 11/07
Application Deadlines
 Nov. 1st ED/EA mailings… all information must be
in the Guidance Office by Oct. 20th
 Nov. 15th EA/ED mailings… all information must be
in the Guidance Office by Oct. 30th
 Please keep in mind that we will need 10 school
days to turn over college application mailings.

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