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Steps to Applying to College
Below are the links to all information linked to college planning. Please read thoroughly and consult with your counselor when necessary.
STEP ONE: Narrow down your college search to 4-5 colleges. (This can begin as early as your freshmen year...begin looking at all your options early.)
* COLLEGE VISITS/EXPLORATION
* COLLEGE ATHLETICS
STEP TWO: Apply to the colleges/universities of your choice. (Pay attention to all deadlines. For Priority Scholarship Deadlines, apply by November 1st).
1. Via Common App
2. Via College Website
STEP THREE: Request Letters of Recommendations AND Transcripts via NAVIANCE STUDENT (Please request at least 2 WEEKS prior to application deadline. This gives everyone time to process your request.)
1. Ask teachers personally to write you a letter of recommendation. Then log into Naviance Student to request.
* How do request transcripts and letters of recommendations?
Click Here for Instructions
Click Here to Login to NAVIANCE STUDENT
STEP FOUR: Determine how College/University accepts ACT/SAT scores. Transcript or Directly from Testing site
Additional test dates and deadlines, registration, costs, scores, etc
Test dates and deadlines, registration, costs, scores, etc
* SAT/ACT Comparison Chart
* SAT/ACT Test and Registration Dates
STEP FIVE: Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
* FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA
**Please note: Once all paperwork has been submitted, please allow colleges up to 4 weeks to process your application. If you have requested transcripts and letters of recommendations via Naviance Student, please disregard notices from colleges/universities.
CHECKLISTS Per Grade Level
9th Grade College Checklist HERE
10th Grade College Checklist HERE
11th Grade College Checklist HERE
12th Grade College Checklist HERE
Students can gather information on colleges/universities in several different ways. It is never to early for students as young as 9th grade to begin exploring. For more information: CLICK HERE
ADDITIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELING LINKS:
- Common Application - The Common Application is the recommended form of 700 selective colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs.
- College Planning for students with disabilities.