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Senior Parent College Application Night. Cherokee High School North September 19, 2013. Introduction of Counselors. Mr. Anthony Gallo (Supervisor) Located in the North Building Ms. Rosemary Pletcher (A-BROV) Ms. Melanie Fourney (BROW-DD) Mr. Steve Shaklee (DE-GARRE)

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senior parent college application night

Senior Parent College Application Night

Cherokee High School North

September 19, 2013

introduction of counselors
Introduction of Counselors

Mr. Anthony Gallo (Supervisor)

Located in the North Building

  • Ms. Rosemary Pletcher (A-BROV)
  • Ms. Melanie Fourney (BROW-DD)
  • Mr. Steve Shaklee (DE-GARRE)
  • Ms. Staycee Milligan (GARRF-IB)
  • Mr. John McMichael (IC-KZ)
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Introduction of Counselors

Mr. Anthony Gallo (Supervisor)

Located in the South Building

  • Ms. Suzanne Connolly (L-McF)
  • Ms. Maura DiMedio (McG-PAS)
  • Mr. Stephen Orihel (PAT-SB)
  • Ms. Carmen Zekaria (SC-TG)
  • Mr. Mark Andrew (TH-ZZ)
purpose of senior parent college application night
Purpose of Senior Parent College Application Night
  • Assist you and your senior with the application process.
  • Discuss application procedures, transcript requests and letters of recommendation.
application procedures

Applying Online

  • Apply either through the college website or Common Application website (
  • If college accepts the Common App and also has its own online application, seniors must use the common app for us to be able to send electronic documents.
  • Send SAT/ACT scores directly from testing agency.
items to be sent from cherokee transcripts
Items to be sent from CherokeeTRANSCRIPTS
  • Complete a transcript request form for each transcript needed.
  • Available in both Counseling Centers and on Counseling Center website.
  • After all steps are complete,
  • give to the registrar:
  • Mrs. Prickett (north) or
  • Mrs. Kosienski (south).
items to be mailed from cherokee continued
Items to be mailed from Cherokee Continued

Note: we MUST have a transcript release form on record, or the transcript can not be sent.

items to be sent from cherokee teacher recommendations
Items to be sent from CherokeeTeacher Recommendations

If required:

  • Ask two teachers in person
  • Use recommendation form for teachers- available

in the Counseling Center and on the website.

  • Put teacher recommendation request in Naviance
  • Give at least 3 weeks notice
  • Check Naviance to see when letters have been completed
  • Note - Once uploaded, you will not be able to read teacher recommendations
teacher recommendations in naviance
Teacher Recommendations in Naviance
  • Click on Colleges
  • Click on Colleges I’m Applying To
  • Click on Add/Cancel Requests
  • Select teacher’s name from drop down box
  • Click Update Requests
  • Check Naviance to see when letters have been completed.
  • You MUST tell teachers if you need the Common App “Teacher Evaluation” forms completed.
items to be sent from cherokee counselor letter of recommendation
Items to be sent from CherokeeCounselor Letter of Recommendation
  • Use the same procedure for teacher recommendation via Naviance.
  • Please be sure to fill out the counselor form for letter of recommendation found in the ABOUT ME tab in Naviance.
  • Indicate on the transcript request form that a letter of recommendation is needed.

Please leave at least 2 weeks for the recommendation and transcript request to be processed.

  • November 15 for all December 1 deadlines
  • December 2 for mailings before

Winter Break

We CANNOT honor same day

requests for transcripts.

mid year reports final transcripts
Mid-year reports & final transcripts
  • Submit a mid-year transcript request form for any school requiring mid-year grades.
    • Forms will be available to students in the 2nd marking period
  • In June– students must report to the appropriate registrar which college they will be attending.
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Additional Features

  • Explore careers
  • Search colleges
  • Scholarship Match
  • Scattergrams
  • PrepMe for SAT
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  • What is the difference between the weighted and the unweighted GPA/Rank?
      • Unweighted- on a 4.00 scale
      • Weighted- on a 6.00 scale
  • What is the difference between Early Decision, Early Action and Rolling Admission?
      • Early Decision- Binding
      • Early Action- Non-Binding
      • Rolling Admissions- evaluated as received.
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  • What is the NCAA clearinghouse and who needs to do it?
      • Division I and II ONLY
      • After registering– request transcript be sent to NCAA
  • How does my child get “official” SAT or ACT scores to colleges or NCAA?
      • Go to or
  • How does my child apply for scholarships?
      • Search tools ( and Naviance)
      • FAFSA/ Financial Aid Night
      • Merit vs. Need based aid
      • Local Awards- Mr. Petragnani
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Remember, you can take advantage of your four free score reports when you register for the SAT!

  • SAT scores are processed as quickly as possible after the test and are sent automatically to you and your chosen colleges and scholarship programs. Within nine days of taking the test, you will be able to add, change or remove a college or a scholarship program from your score report. If you want to order more than four score reports, or send score reports more than nine days after the test, it will cost $11.25 for each report.

For more info, visit

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(New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship)

    • Scholarship covers tuition and fees for NJ community colleges.
    • Requirements:
      • Top 15% of class
        • In the past, weighted class rank has determined eligibility.
      • Students must complete a rigorous series of high school courses
cherokee guide
Cherokee Guide
  • Each month the Cherokee Guide, the counseling center newsletter, is distributed to juniors and seniors in homeroom.
  • Important information about colleges, scholarships, and careers is provided in the Guide.
  • The Guide is also available on the Counseling Center’s webpage.
financial aid night

December 5, 2013

7:00 PM