College Admission Process

Report
SENIor
Meeting
Class of
2014
The College
Application Process
What you need to know……
College
Application
Process…
Components of the four year application packet
• Application
Application fee
• Essay(s)
If required by the college
• Recommendation Letters
From academic teachers and
counselor
• Test Scores
SAT or ACT
• Secondary School Report
Form submitted by counselor
• Transcripts
• Adhere to deadlines!
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
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Complete and submit all parts of the
application, essay, and application fee
directly to the college.
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Request recommendation letters
from your teachers.
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Request official transcript, school
profile, secondary school report and
counselor recommendation sent
from Mrs. Ridgway (registrar)
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Send SAT/ACT scores directly from
testing organization to your colleges
Before Requesting Transcripts
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Register for Common App (www.commonapp.org)
Clear FERPA Waiver on Common App.
Log on to the Family Connection/Naviance.
Click on the “colleges” tab
Click on “Colleges I am applying to”
Enter your Common App Email Address in the box in the
middle of the screen.
• Add your colleges to your list specifying the type of decision
you are requesting.
FERPA Waiver
• All students MUST clear the FERPA waiver before any
transcripts or recommendations will be sent from Magruder.
• All applicants complete the FERPA waiver from within their Common
App accounts by clicking the Assign Recommenders tab for any
college within My Colleges. The FERPA waiver is only completed
once and covers all current and future colleges and recommenders.
Once a student invites a recommender, the FERPA selection locks
and cannot be changed.
• The FERPA section locks as soon as the applicants match their
Common App and Naviance accounts
NOTE: Please keep in mind that you can only see the 'Assign
Recommenders' tab once you add at least one school to your account.
How to Request Transcripts
• Fill out the paper Transcript Request form (whether
you are submitting transcripts and recommendations
by mail or online).
• Pay your transcript fee (the first 3 are free; additional
transcripts are $3 each)
NOTE: You must determine how each one of your
colleges accepts documents that need to be submitted.
You can find this information by looking at your Family
Connection/Naviance account under the “Colleges I am
applying to” tab.
Transcript Requests cont….
If by mail:
• Provide a 9X12 envelope; addressed to the college
admissions office or scholarship program, with simply
your name in the return address space, along with 3- first
class stamps (or equivalent postage = $1.32) affixed to the
envelope. Do not put your own return address on the
envelope.
If by eDoc
or Common Application:
• Submit the completed Transcript Request form to Mrs.
Ridgway, School Registrar, in the counseling office.
Counselor Recommendation
• Complete “Getting to Know You” packet
• Complete Transcript Request Form (turn in to Mrs.
Ridgway in counseling office)
***NOTE:***A COUNSELOR HAS 20 SCHOOL
DAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR RECOMMENDATION
LETTER FROM THE DAY THAT YOU SUBMIT ALL
NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO THE REGISTRAR!
Counselor Assignment
A – CHA
Ms. Nancy Fiallo
CHE – DI
Dr. Karen Crews
DJ – HI
Mrs. Valerie Toole
HO – MARR
Ms. Ruth Ragsdale
MARS – PAR
Mr. Timothy Rossini
PAS – SM
Mrs. Denise Schaefer
SN – Z
Mr. Ravon Austin
Teacher Recommendations
• Speak to teacher to confirm that they are willing to write your
recommendation.
• In Family Connection/Naviance, add your teacher to the
Teacher Recommendation list under the “Colleges I am
Applying to” tab.
• Provide college-addressed business size envelopes to
teachers (if necessary) with appropriate postage.
• Send your teacher(s) a THANK YOU note
or email! 
COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER HIGH SCHOOL
TIMELINE FOR REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT
TRANSCRIPT REQUEST
Registrar Office Hours
Monday - Friday (Before School, Lunch & After School)
COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER HIGH SCHOOL
2013-2014 TIMELINE FOR REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS
College Deadline
Magruder Deadline
October 15, 2013
September 17, 2013
November 1, 2013
October 3, 2013
November 15, 2013
October 16, 2013
December 1, 2013
October 30, 2013
December 15, 2013
November 14, 2013
January 1, 2013
November 20, 2013
January 15, 2014
December 6, 2013
February 1, 2014
January 2, 2014
Fees (cash or checks made payable to Magruder H.S.):
First 3 transcripts are free; each additional transcript request is $3 each.
Upcoming SAT and ACT tests
SAT
October 5
ACT
October 26
November 2
December 7
December 14
How To Register:
• Go to www.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT.
The SAT test costs $51.
• Go to www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT.
Make sure you sign up for the test WITH WRITING.
The total cost for the ACT is $52.50.
ACCUPLACER
(2 year college bound students)
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The purpose of ACCUPLACER tests is to provide you
with useful information about your academic skills
in math, English, and reading.
• See Ms. Garland in the College & Career Center for
more information.
The College and Career Center
A great resource tool for:
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Researching majors and colleges
Career exploration
Scholarships
Financial aid
COLLEGE VISITS
• Over 100 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Send
Admissions Representatives to MHS annually
Visits are Scheduled
September-November, 2013
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Full Visit Schedule on the Career Center
Website under Family Connection
All students are sent weekly visit updates
through family connection email accounts
• Visits are in the Career Center
UPCOMING MHS FINANCIAL AID &
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
• Financial Aid Information Night: October 24
7:00-9:00pm in the MHS Cafeteria
• Financial Aid & Scholarship Lunch Seminars:
November 26, December 13, January 3
11:00-11:40am in the MHS Career Center
• Financial Aid Opportunities at Montgomery College:
October 22 11:00-11:40am in the MHS Career Center
SCHOLARSHIPS
• Check College/Career Center Website and Visit
Center for Additional Merit/Need Based Scholarships
• Make Sure to Apply for All Available Scholarships that
are offered directly through the Colleges
• Negotiation for Greater Financial Packages is
Recommended and Encouraged After Acceptance
FAFSA
Application For Federal Student Aid
• All Students Applying for Financial Aid MUST
Complete FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
• FAFSA is NEED Based Only
• Filing Dates: January 1-March 1, 2014
• Use 2012 Income Tax Returns
• Tax Information can be updated after filing
• UMCP Priority Deadline for filing FAFSA: February
15, 2014
Thank you for coming!
Questions?

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