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Workshop #2 Advanced College Application Process. Welcome to College Information Night. Agenda. Finalizing the college list Application Deadlines-Early and Regular The components of the application The Common Application Naviance : Requesting and sending transcripts and recommendations

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workshop 2 advanced college application process
Workshop #2

Advanced College Application Process

Welcome to College Information Night
agenda
Agenda
  • Finalizing the college list
  • Application Deadlines-Early and Regular
  • The components of the application
  • The Common Application
  • Naviance: Requesting and sending transcripts and recommendations
  • Financial Aid- FAFSA and Scholarships
  • NCAA requirements for college sports
  • Final decision deadlines
  • Questions
finalizing the list
Finalizing the list
  • 6-8 colleges in a range of selectivity levels
  • Be certain there are target, reach and less competitive schools on your list
  • Consider GPA, rigor of program, test scores, profile of most recent admitted class
  • Use web-based resources to narrow list
  • College Board search program, Common Data Set, CollegeData.com-College Chances
application options

Early Decision -(Binding)

Early Action -(Non-Binding)

UVM Early Action for Vermonters: November 1, 2014

Rolling Admissions -(Non-Binding)

Vermont State Colleges are rolling admissions.

Regular Decision -(Non-Binding)

Decision Days -(Johnson State College)

Application Options
components of the application
Components of the Application
  • Personal information
  • Activities, work, service, awards/honors
  • Essay(s)
  • Teacher recommendations (green form to request 2-3 letters in-person, e-invite after)
  • Test Scores (direct from testing company)
  • Official transcript, report card, secondary school report and teacher letters sent through Naviance/Family Connection
  • Application fee (paid by credit card) or fee waiver
the common application
The Common Application
  • https://www.commonapp.org/Login
  • On-line application not available in paper version
  • Don’t forget the individual “Member Questions” from colleges
  • Request teacher recommendations and transcripts through Naviance
  • Read the screen!
naviance requesting and sending official transcripts
Naviance: Requesting and sending Official Transcripts
  • Signed release form required (white form)
  • Log on to Naviance Family Connection at http://connection.naviance.com/burlingtonshs
  • Request transcripts for each college at least 5 days before deadline
  • Official transcript, most recent report card, letters of recommendation, Secondary School Report and BHS profile will be sent electronically to your colleges
financial aid and scholarships
Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Paying For College Night- November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm, BHS Cafeteria
  • CSS Profile for private colleges may be due by December-check websites
  • FAFSA available January 1, 2015-must be completed on-line
  • Vermont Grant Application can be found on VSAC website
  • BHS Scholarship opportunities- see list
  • Net Price Calculator required on college websites
ncaa requirements for college sports
NCAA Requirements for College Sports
  • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be able to play Division 1 or Division 2 college sports
  • Request your official transcript to be sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • See brochure for more details
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Most colleges will require a decision about your attendance by May 1, 2015.

You will need to pay a deposit to reserve your spot at that college or university.

Questions?

Thank you for attending tonight!