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									  The College Application Process
       at Solon High School
                        Class of 2011
SHS College Counselors for Seniors:
Mrs. Wendy Dingman           A-C    &   Skok-Stawiarski
Mr. Rick Nowak               D-G    &   Steidley-Thomas
Ms. Ann Bruce                H-K    &   Thompson-Wang
Mr. Calvin Washington        L-O    &   Waters-Wood
Mrs. Anne Johns              P-Si   &   Wu-Zysek

SHS College Planning Support Staff:
       Ms. Carol Rymaz              Secretary
       Mrs. Marcia Elbrand          Financial Aid Consultant
       Mrs. Mary Jane Reed          Essay Consultant
So far, So good in               9th-11th

   Practice tests: Explore, PLAN, PSAT
   College/career search and discovery
   Annual meetings with counselors
   Résumé created in 11th grade
   ACT and SAT testing
   College exploration and visitation
   Beginning of              12th     Grade
 I have a list of colleges that match my profile and
 interests.
 I have taken SAT and/or ACT. (SAT IIs ?)
 I have registered for a fall SAT/ACT if needed to
 raise scores.
 I have completed the Student/Parent
 Questionnaires & Transcript Release Form and
 submitted to counselor.
 I have updated my résumé and given copy to
 counselor.
Where do we go from here???
1. Meet with your counselor for specific help
   and guidance in September. (Counselors will
  send you a pass. Have your questions written down to
  bring to your appointment.)
2. Request letters of recommendation if
   needed
3. Register/Complete ACT/SAT/SATII testing
4. Meet with Mrs. Reed if essays are required
5. APPLY!!!
     Three Basic Steps in
      Applying to College
1. Apply online to the college/university.

2. Send test scores to college/university via
   ACT/College Board websites.

3. Submit form to Guidance to request mailing
   of transcript, counselor form and
   recommendation letters.
But there’s more to consider…
 Does this application need an essay?
 Does this application require teacher
  recommendation letters?
 Does this application have a counselor page
  or “school report form”?
 Does this college/university use the
  Common Application?
 Does this college/university require SAT IIs?
 Do I send all scores or only my best scores?
   College Admission Timeline
SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER
    Meet with counselor for individual appointment
    Write essays/consult with Mrs. Reed
    Request recommendation letters
    Complete ACT/SAT testing
    Attend College Representative Visits to SHS
    APPLY
    Seniors/parents may meet with Mrs. Elbrand

JANUARY – MARCH
    Seniors/parents complete FAFSA form
    Seniors complete local scholarship applications

MAY 1st – National deadline for college commitment/deposit
    What is most important in
     college admissions?
Top three factors that “open the door”:
 Grades
 Test Scores
 Strength of Curriculum

Next three factors that can help make
 the final decision:
 Essay
 Letters of recommendation
 Extracurricular activities/leadership
       Pointers for Students
 Take charge of your college application process
 Stay organized: forms, deadlines, requirements
 Communicate with your parents, counselor and
  recommending-teachers throughout the process
 Focus on the right fit for you, not the most “name-brand
  school” or where your friend is applying
 Don’t panic! Counselors are here to help you through the
  process
        Pointers for Parents
 Let your student control the application process. Offer
  support, but do not do the applications for him/her.
 Reassure your son or daughter that you will be proud,
  regardless of the admission decisions.
 Use the resources: the Guidance website, Prep HQ,
  Senior Packet and SHS information sessions, to help
  understand and navigate the process.

 Remember, there is a school out there for everyone.
  Help your student find the right fit.
GUIDANCE PAGE and access to DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUTS,
          WEBSITE RESOURCES AND PREPHQ
                                                                                   IN OFFICE DATE STAMP:




                                         Solon High School Guidance Office
                  College Application Processing Request Form
                      Submit this form to the Guidance Secretary every time you need a transcript sent.
                                  Copy this form or print from website as many as needed.


STUDENT __________________ _________       ID# ____________
College/University: _______________________________
  (OR: Send transcript to ___NCAA ___Scholarship ___ROTC ___ Other)
Date Submitted to Guidance Office _________________
Using on-line application?          ___ YES ___ NO
Using Common Application?           ___ YES ___ NO
Scores sent to college by ACT/SAT? ___ YES ___ NO (Student must have scores sent!)
Must be postmarked by: ________________ (allow two weeks for processing)
Include rec letters from: _____________________________________________________
Include teacher forms from: __________________________________________________
Notes to Counselor:
______________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO TURN IN TO GUIDANCE:
_____ College Application Processing Request Form with completed info (in box above)
_____ Large envelope addressed by student to college AND postage
_____ Counselor/School Report form with student section complete and signed
               (printed by student from college website)
_____    Resume
_____    Postcard for proof of receipt (from Ms. Rymaz when you are ready to turn in materials)
_____    (Application/essay/check - if completed on paper)
_____    (Copy of essay for counselor to read - if applicable)

GUIDELINES:
       Before submitting any applications you must be registered on Prep HQ and have turned in your signed Transcript
        Release Form. (Both can be accessed on Guidance Webpage.)
       Hand the application materials directly to Ms. Rymaz for review. Do not just leave it on the desk.
       Allow two weeks for processing. Watch your deadlines!
       If applying online, print out the counselor page if required and complete/sign the student section. The counselor will
        complete the form after you have turned in your materials.
       Be sure to sign your application if using a paper application, and write your social security number on the check for
        the application fee.
       The Guidance staff will add your transcript, complete the counselor form, and include rec letters (as indicated above).
        Be sure to send ACT/SAT scores through the testing companies. Do this ASAP to allow processing time.


Date ready but ON HOLD for letters/forms: ____________                   Date MAILED: ____________
Using the Common Application
Common App: Student Application Forms
Common App: School Report Form
Common App: Teacher Evaluation Form
Student Athletes: NCAA Eligibility
The College Essay, Mary Jane Reed

   Financial Aid, Marica Elbrand
FREQUENTLY
   ASKED
 QUESTIONS
           QUESTION:



   If I apply online, am I done?
              ANSWER:
 No! In addition to online completion:

 - Submit College App. Processing form
 - Submit envelope with postage
 - Submit counselor forms
 - Submit verification postcard
 - Have test scores sent
        QUESTION:
What happens if I apply online
and then receive an email stating
that the Admissions Office did not
yet receive my transcript and
other materials from Guidance?
              ANSWER:
 Don’t worry! Online submission needs
  to catch up with what is sent from the
  Guidance Office.

 Check PrepHQ to confirm status.
           QUESTION:


 Should I wait until I retake the
  ACT/SAT to submit my applications
  to colleges?
              ANSWER:
 Complete and send applications ASAP.

 Have scores sent later directly from the
  testing agency.

 Remember, scholarship deadlines will
  not allow for late scores.
           QUESTION:


 What is the advantage of
  completing college applications
  early?
              ANSWER:
 Goal: applications submitted by
  Thanksgiving!

 Advantage for rolling admissions:
  student will be notified sooner
  regarding admissions.
           QUESTION:

 Do grades really count senior
  year? Don’t high school transcripts
  just show grades 9 through 11?
                 ANSWER:
 Yes! Transcripts in the fall only reflect final
  grades from 9th -11th grade.
 Senior year does matter!
 Colleges expect to see 7th semester transcript
  and a final transcript.

 Admission status can be revoked if your
  transcript shows a decline in performance.
        QUESTION:

 With the new “Score Choice” program
 implemented by the College Board, do
 you recommend just sending the best
 scores?
             ANSWER:
 Some colleges require scores from all
  tests taken. Some use best sub-scores
  from different test dates.

 Generally, we recommend sending all
  test scores from all tests.

 Consult with your guidance counselor.
           QUESTION:


 Must my letters of recommendation
  be from teachers?
              ANSWER:
 Recommender should know you well.

 Recommender could be a teacher,
  administrator, coach, club advisor,
  employer, youth leader, or peer.

 Be sure to follow the instructions of the
  application.
          QUESTION:
 How has the economic downturn
  impacted student choices
  regarding colleges?
                ANSWER:
 Increase in applications to public universities
 Greater interest in merit-based scholarships
 Increase in Early Decision/Early Action apps
 Some adding financial-safety schools
 Some choosing two-year colleges then
  transferring to four-year universities
 Many choosing in-state schools to ensure
  credit for AP work
           QUESTION:
 Could you recommend any
  resources or books which would be
  helpful at this stage of the
  application process?
                  ANSWER:
 SHS Counselors
 Cleveland Scholarship: Mrs. Elbrand (financial aid)
 Mrs. Reed (essay)
 PrepHQ - our college counseling website
 Guidance Website – which also provides many
  college resource documents and website links
 Guidance section in the monthly PTA Newsletter
 College Rep Visits to SHS for seniors
               ANSWER: (continued)
 Seniors may attend sessions of our
  2010-2011 College Seminar Series:

    Sept 29      Using the Common Application
    Oct 27       Reviewing the Application Process
    Dec 1        Seniors Seeking Scholarships
    April 13     College Decision Time for Seniors
               ANSWER: (continued)
 Helpful Books:
- Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope
- The Gatekeepers-Inside the Admissions Process of a
  Premier College by Jacques Steinberg
- Getting In-Inside the College Admissions Process by Bill
  Paul
- Student’s Guide to Colleges-The Definitive Guide to
  America’s Top 100 Schools
College is not a prize
to be won . . .
but rather a match
to be found.

								
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