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WELCOME. Parents of the Class of 2012!. STUDENT SERVICES STAFF. Dave Notaro A-Da Kendra Eckman Db-Ho Caleb Bjorklund Hp-Le Jenifer Miller Lf-Os Amy Alvarez Ot-So Andra Storla Sp-Z Irene Collins A-Z Special Education

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Parents of the

Class of 2012!

student services staff
  • Dave Notaro A-Da
  • Kendra Eckman Db-Ho
  • Caleb Bjorklund Hp-Le
  • Jenifer Miller Lf-Os
  • Amy Alvarez Ot-So
  • Andra Storla Sp-Z
  • Irene Collins A-Z Special Education
  • Mary Coffman Registrar
Topics for today
  • Career Center Hours and Events
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Admission Process
  • Senior All Night Party
  • Questions and Answers
career center
Career Center
  • Evenings Hours, Select Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm:

October 17, November 14, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14.

  • Financial Planning Night - October 6, 7:00pm.
  • FAFSA @ Irondale – January 10, 7:00pm
  • Military Academy Night – April 17, 7:00pm
college entrance examinations
College Entrance Examinations

Every College will accept either test.

  • ACT – given to entire class last Spring

Scores need to be sent directly to colleges.


  • SAT – typically colleges on either coast.


post secondary options
Post-Secondary Options
  • Technical Colleges
  • 2 - Year Colleges
  • 4 - Year Colleges
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military
types of admission
Types of Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Action
  • Priority Deadlines
  • Rolling
how many applications
How Many Applications?

General Guideline: 3-5

(including a safety plan: a college that your child is sure to be admitted and can afford)

having a transcript sent to a college
Having a Transcript Sent to a College
  • Go into the “Colleges” tab in Naviance.
  • Go to the section called “colleges I’m applying to”.
  • If requesting a dean letter of recommendation, complete the FERPA section.
  • Click on the “add to this list” tab and lookup your colleges.
  • Go back to the “colleges I’m applying to” tab and click on the “request transcripts” tab.
  • Add the same colleges you listed under the “add to this list” tab.
  • After completing the above steps, complete the transcript request form available in the Student Services Office and turn it in to Ms. Coffman. Your transcripts will not be sent without this step.
  • Pay any necessary transcript fees. Your first three transcripts are free, and all others are $3 each.
obtaining a dean letter
Obtaining a Dean Letter
  • Go to the “About me” tab.
  • Under “Interesting things about me”, click on “resume”.
  • Create your resume. The more detail you give, the more information can be added to your dean letter.
mounds view electronically provides
Mounds View electronically provides
  • Official Transcript – academic records & senior class schedule
  • Mounds View Counselor Form – which is used in lieu of the Common Application Secondary School Report or specific college Counselor Forms
  • Dean Recommendation – letters of recommendation
key to a good application

Key To A Good Application

Read & follow all directions on the:

College Application Form

MVHS – Naviance Getting Ready for College instructions

for a smooth application process
For a Smooth Application Process
  • Know what is required for each application
  • Follow the MVHS General Application Procedures


  • Transcripts – Take 3 Days
  • Letters of Recommendation – Take 3 Weeks
other important things to remember
Other Important Things to Remember
  • Know the application deadlines
  • Save copies of all application materials
  • Families are responsible for sending ACT/SAT test scores
  • You can find me in Room 104G if you have questions
and now
And now…
  • The Senior All-Night Party!!!!