College ApplicationsImportant: "Procrastination on your part, does not constitute an emergency on our part!"
Get things in early...know your deadlines!Click here to know the COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESSCOLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS* Make sure your grad requirements are in order, and you have taken the SAT* Get started ASAP and know the deadline dates and requirements - many are in November, and most are due by January* Get started on Personal Essays and get them proofread by an English teacher if possible* Update your File Information Sheet - list all extracurricular involvements, work experiences, accomplishments, etc. - find a way to standout from other applicants (give this form to teachers to write your letter of recommendation - give them something to work with).* Contact teachers now for a letter of recommendation - preferably one in Math/Science and one in English/Social Studies* Check to see if you must complete a sepaerate financial aid application or if you are automatically considered with your application* When possible, visit your schools to fully experience what it would be like, and ask many questions as possible* If you have been accepted and have chosen your school - notify other schools that accepted you to free up a spot for another studentSIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS1) Acquire the application (paper, or online)Know thedeadlines!2) Print or type the info requested (everything you can, if you don't know something leave it blank for your counselor)3) Package the necessary materials (essays, recommendations, fee or fee waivers, resume, etc.)4) Legitimize your application by filling out a Transcript Release Form (click this link to get one)5) Yield (give up) everything to your counselor (if you did it online you may only have a Transcript Request Form to submit)* Use a checklist like the one below for tracking:College of InterestDeadlineOnlinePaperFinishedAddedLettersFeePaidTranscriptSignedSubmittedSpecialAppAppAppEssayof RecWaiverFeeRequest& Datedto CounselorNotesThe Common Application
The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 391 members. Once completed online or in print, copies of the Application for Undergraduate Admission can be sent to any number of participating colleges. The same is true of the School Report, Midyear Report, Final Report and Teacher Evaluation forms. This allows you to spend less time on the busywork of applying for admission, and more time on what's really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.Easily get & send transcripts - Request and electronically store your education credentials securely in your Parchment account and share them simply when you need to deliver them.Put your transcripts to work - Compare colleges, get recommendations on where to apply and make yourself discoverable to colleges looking for students like you.Discover your chances - View the schools you're interested in, see your chances of getting in and how you compare to other applicants.Go to parchment.com today and set up an account!
Last Modified on October 3, 2017