The College Application Process September 21, 2011. GPA &Transcript . Academic growth, strength of program, grades -Senior course selection - Mid-year Grades New weighting policy GPA is computed for all high school courses through the Junior year LVHS does not rank
-Senior course selection
- Mid-year Grades
*Be aware that students are responsible for sending SAT/ACT scores
Test Date: Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2011 Late Registration (9/21)
November 5, 2011 October 7, 2011
*December 3, 2011 November 8, 2011
Check SAT Schedule to verify SAT Subject Test dates
*LVHS is not a testing site for the December 3rd exam.
Scores via web are available about 3 weeks after test date
Test Date: Registration Deadline:
*October 22, 2011 Late Reg. Sept. 17th - 30th
*December 10, 2011 November 4, 2011
* LVHS is NOT a testing location for these dates.
Test Center Codes:
Please contact M.J. Mulstay, Special Testing Coordinator, if you have questions or concerns
Sunday September 25, 2011
SUNY Old Westbury
(ie. Science Research, Athletics, Art, Music)
***Activities should be included on the application and resume can be uploaded to the Common Application under the “Additional Information” Section.
***Please submit an updated resume to your counselor as soon as possible.
Keep counselor informed of updates.
- Ask questions
- Bring resume
- Dress appropriately
- Arrive on time
*Be aware of deadlines
for interview sign-up.
Your goal is to find a good match for you!
Create an account with the common application at https://www.commonapp.org. Please create this account even if you are not applying to any colleges on the common application.
Complete the FERPA Privacy Notice Agreement in the “Colleges I’m Applying to” section of your Naviance: Family Connection account. Counselors will be unable to submit transcripts electronically unless this is complete.
List all the schools you will be applying to under the “Colleges I am Applying To” tab of your Naviance: Family Connection account. Please make sure you list all the schools you will apply to even if they are not on the common application.
Please make an appointment with your counselor to hand in Transcript and Records Release Forms. Submission of this form DOES NOT MEAN your application has been submitted. You are still responsible for submitting your actual application electronically.
Please be aware of deadlines: Allow 10 days for the school records to be sent
Make an appointment (at least 2 weeks prior to deadlines) ** Plan ahead DO NOT wait until the last minute.
Teacher letters of recommendation with teacher evaluation forms. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure these forms have been submitted to teachers.
Students must confirm with Ms. Morley that teacher letters are on file.
Secondary school report with counselor recommendation
Our goal is for all students to apply by
Friday, December 2nd.
Join us for NCAA night on
Thursday October 13th, 2011
Financial Aid Workshop on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011FAFSA: File after January 1st of Senior year at www.fafsa.ed.govCSS Profile: This form applies to some colleges; please check with colleges for details and deadline; available on www.collegeboard.com- New York State Higher Education Services Corporation www.HESC.com
Financing your education
___1. Be sure to update college list on Naviance/Family Connection. Make sure you add the schools you will be applying to under the “Schools I am applying to” Tab. If you haven’t registered please see your counselor.
____2.Create an account with the common application even if you are not using this application for college. You MUST sign the FERPA Privacy Notice Agreement once you register. Please write down your username and password and keep it in a safe place.
____3.Send official scores for SAT and/or ACT to colleges.
Most colleges do not want you to rush the scores. Check the college websites.
____4.Attend meetings with college representatives in the Guidance office. Make sure that your classroom teacher signs the college visitation pass before you come. You should also visit colleges and attend college fairs or local college information sessions.
____5.Update activities resume. Keep counselor informed of all updates.
____6.College essays: do not procrastinate. Speak to your English teacher for
help editing and revising your essay.
____7. Applications: begin with schools that have rolling admissions, keep
deadlines in mind.
____8.Speak to your teachers about your letters of recommendations. Give your
teachers a teacher evaluation form; only one form per teacher is necessary. Forms are available in Guidance and on the LVCSD website. Teachers will drop off letters of recommendation in Guidance.
____9. Give teachers a list of colleges and deadlines. Check with Ms. Morley
in Guidance to see if your letters are on file
____10.Schedule an appointment with your counselor to complete a records release form for EACH individual school you are applying. All forms should be submitted at least 10 days before the due date. Do not leave these forms with the secretaries in Guidance. PARENTS MUST SIGN THIS FORM.
____11. Find out which financial aid forms and/or scholarship forms are required by each college and complete them in a timely fashion. The FAFSA cannot be completed until January 1st, 2012.
____12. Keep your grades strong- senior grades count and are sent to the colleges!
____13. Check the Locust Valley HS website for new information and scholarship
opportunities on a regular basis.
____14.MEET WITH YOUR COUNSELOR- YOU ARE NOT ALONE!