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Processing Your College Applications. How to use Family Connection for all things relating to college apps!. Add schools to “Colleges I’m Thinking About List”.

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Processing your college applications

Processing Your College Applications

How to use Family Connection for all things relating to college apps!

Processing your college applications

Transcript Request FormsComplete a Transcript Request form and submit to Mrs. RichardsThis must be done before we send ANY transcripts.Form available on our website or in the Counseling Office.

Processing your college applications

  • PLEASE…..

    Submit this form ONLY after you have sent your first school electronically.

    This will allow your counselor to send your transcript and other related documents in a timely manner.

Processing your college applications

Your transcript request must be submitted

at least 10 school days prior to any deadline.

Processing your college applications
Create an account for the Common Application, as many schools (including UConn and ECSU) use this service.

Processing your college applications

Beginning this year, there are NO PAPER Common Applications.

If you are applying to an institution that requires the Common App, you MUST apply electronically!!!

Processing your college applications

Processing your college applications
C to remember youromplete the FERPA Waiver in Family Connection. This must be done even if you are not using the Common App.

Processing your college applications

  • IMPORTANT: to remember your

    If you do not complete the FERPA Waiver, we will be unable to send your transcripts…..

Ask teachers for recommendations personally then add in colleges i m applying to
ASK to remember your teachers for recommendations personally, then add in “Colleges I’m Applying To”.

Processing your college applications

Once you have decided where you will apply, move schools from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the “Colleges I’m Applying To” screen.

Processing your college applications

Request electronic transcript! from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to theGo to “Colleges” tabLeft of screen – “Resources” (1)Click “Request Transcripts” (2)Enter required informationClick “Request Transcripts” (3)at bottom of screen.

Processing your college applications

2 from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the



Processing your college applications

  • REMEMBER: from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the

    If you do not add the schools you are applying to on the Transcript Request Form you submit to the Counseling Office, we will NOT send your transcripts.

For the rare paper application
For the rare paper application! from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the

  • IF the school you are applying to DOES NOT have an on-line application, you will need to download and complete a paper application.

  • To submit a paper application, you still need to list the school in Family Connection, and complete the Transcript Request Form.

  • To process your paper application, bring the application, any supporting materials (essay, recommendations, etc.), a large envelope addressed to the college with 4 stamps to the Counseling Office.

Applying to mcc
Applying to mcc from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the

If you are planning on attending MCC, or any of the state community colleges, you do not need to apply until the end of January.

MCC does have both an electronic application (usually available at their website late January) and a paper application.

You will still need to follow the process we have described when you apply.

College rep visits
College Rep Visits from the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” screen to the

  • The list of colleges visiting THS is also in Family Connection under the “Colleges” tab.