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COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE. `. The College Application. A Complete Application Includes: Student Application (Online) Essay and Supplemental Requirements Resume/Portfolio/Audition CD Fee payment (usually by credit card) Transcript School Profile

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The College Application

  • A Complete Application Includes:
  • Student Application (Online)
  • Essay and Supplemental Requirements
  • Resume/Portfolio/Audition CD
  • Fee payment (usually by credit card)
  • Transcript
  • School Profile
  • Counselor and Teacher Recommendations and Corresponding Forms
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Student'sPortion

  • Student Application
  • Essay
  • Additional Documents
  • Fee
  • Beware of application deadline! In some cases, this is a receipt date.
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Common Application

  • www.commonapplication.com
  • Electronic submission of all documents
  • College makes no distinction between college’s own form and Common Application
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Counselor's Portion

  • Transcript
  • Profile
  • Recommendations and Corresponding Forms
  • Predicted IB Scores
  • Canada – Grade Equivalency and Release Form in some cases
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Transcript

  • Record of all semester marks beginning with 9th grade
  • Includes semester weighted GPA
  • Explanation of course codes
  • IB and AP scores will not appear
  • SAT and ACT scores will not appear
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School Profile

  • School and Community
  • AP and IB offerings
  • Honors classes
  • Graduation requirements
  • Marking system and GPA weighting scale
  • GPA percentile distribution for junior year of graduating class by semester
  • Grade distribution for junior year courses – semester 2
  • IB and AP results
  • SAT averages
  • University admittances
college application form
College Application Form
  • Complete and submit to Guidance Office no later than September 15 for Early and Rolling and November 15 for Regular round applications
  • Form found on-line on ASP website under Upper School/College Guidance
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Transcript Request Form

  • Transcript Request Form must be completed when not using Common Application
  • Indicate mailing address or online submission link (+ 3 address labels if mailing)
  • Submit to the Guidance Office by Sept 15 for Early/Rolling and Nov 15 for Regular Decision
  • Attach university forms for counselor to complete
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Teacher

Recommendation

  • Request must be made by Sept 15 for Early/Rolling and Nov 15 for Regular Decision
  • Most institutions require no more than two teacher recommendations
  • Select the same teachers for all recommendations
  • Attach university forms for teacher to complete
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Counselor Recommendation

  • College Application Form also serves as Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Completed Student Personal Data Sheet
  • Completed Parent Questionnaire
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CANADA

  • Each university has specific admission requirements
  • Application deadline varies from January to March
  • Students applying with the IB Diploma do not need SAT scores but may require TOEFL
  • Students applying with high school diploma will usually require SAT or ACT scores
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Ontario

  • Universities’ Application Centre
  • www.ouacinfo.ouac.on.ca
  • www.ouac.on.ca
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STANDARDIZED TESTING

  • Scores must be reported to colleges by the Collegeboard or ACT
  • Score choice available for most colleges
  • Most colleges do NOT super score ACT results
  • Beware of Test-by deadlines and specific testing requirements
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TOEFL/IELTS

Internet based

Register at: www.toefl.org

www.ielts.org (British Council is test centre in Paris for IELTS)

May advantage a student with a low SAT CR score

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EARLY ADMISSIONS

  • Early Decision
    • Certain of choice
    • Binding agreement
    • Strong academic and extracurricular record
  • Early Action
  • Rolling Admission
  • Is it right for me?
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FINANCIAL AID

  • Need-Based
    • Loans
    • Scholarships and Grants
    • Work-Study Programs
  • Merit-Based
  • American Citizens
    • FAFSA
    • CSS Profile
    • College Form
  • International Students
    • College Board International Student Aid Application
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The Big Picture

Put it all in perspective. Look for the right fit and not the most selective option.