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Application Procedures UDHS Guidance Department Fall 2010 Guidance Counselors Mrs. Sachson A-Co Mrs. Houser Cr-Ge Mr. Fuery Gi-K Mrs. Hopkins L-M Mr. Dell’Angelo N-Sh Mr. Tadeo Si-Z We want you to know… The Processes for… 1) Applying to College 2) Requesting Transcripts 3) Requesting Recommendations Applying to College *Apply Online* – Go to College Website – Go to Common App Website (414 schools) – www.commonapp.org Complete Paper Application – Download from College website – Request application from College Admissions Completing the Application READ DIRECTIONS… including the fine print. Pay attention to deadlines!! Identify the specific requirements of the application: – Completed application – Fee / May qualify for fee waiver (see counselor) – Test Scores www.collegeboard.com / www.actstudent.org – Transcript – Essays/Resume – Secondary School Report or Counselor Recommendation form (*if required by the college) – Letters of Recommendation Requesting Transcripts What to do… 3 Important Steps: 1. Release of Records Form (1x) 2. Transcript Request Form (per application) 3. Manila Envelope Procedure (per application) STEP 1 – Release of Records STEP 2 – Transcript Request Form STEP 3 – Manila Envelope What do I put inside the envelope? IF part of the application, YOU must submit… Secondary School Report Forms Counselor Recommendation Forms Early Decision Signature Forms Mid-Year Report Forms Any other school specific information * Note: Guidance will submit ALL forms in paper vs. electronic format, including The Common Application Watch Deadlines !!! All materials MUST be submitted to guidance a minimum of 15 school days prior to the date due to the college. REVIEW 3 Steps to Request Transcripts: 1. Release of Records Form (1x) 2. Transcript Request Form (per application) 3. Manila Envelope Procedure (per application) College-Specific Information Penn State University Penn State Schreyer’s Honors Common Application Schools Montgomery County CC NCAA Eligibility Center Guidance will always send… Official Transcript (includes Senior Courses) Depending on time of year it will include… - earned quarter grades UDHS School profile Confirmation Postcard Later Guidance will send… Mid-Year Reports sent in February 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be sent to every school to which you applied. Final Transcript sent to the college you will be attending NCAA Eligibility Center Required of Potential Athletes at Division I, IAA, II http://eligibilitycenter.org – Complete registration online – Pay fee / may qualify for fee waiver (see counselor) – Send SAT/ACT scores directly to NCAA – Submit forms to Guidance: Records Release form Transcript request form Stamped addressed envelope Letters of Recommendation Identify application requirements Teacher Recommendation – Politely ask teacher to write a letter of recommendation – Provide teacher with: Forms Stamped addressed envelope(s) Ample time to complete letter! Follow up ** NOTE: for the Common Application, it is up to the individual teacher whether to complete recommendations online or by paper. Communication is ESSENTIAL! Counselor Recommendation – Submit forms, if any with transcript request – Complete Recommendation Survey on Naviance Additional Guidance Make appt with counselor if you have further questions Resources – Guidance website – Naviance – Post Graduate Planning Packet – College Rep Visits Helpful Hints Organization is KEY! College accounts and passwords Pay attention to deadlines Visiting ACCEPTED!
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