College Application Process
- You send ACT/SAT to colleges and NCAA as needed. If you still need to take a standardized test, schedule it ASAP. Please visit SAT.org and ACT.org for test dates and other important information.
- You apply to your college choices on the websites or use the Common Application.
- Request Letters of Recommendation from your teachers in person and in Naviance.
- You pay $3 per transcript in the Finance Office.
- You add colleges (and whether they are Common App) on Naviance. (While you're there, check the status of teacher recommendations and speak to your teachers as needed.)
- You staple the receipt for transcripts to the transcript request document and provide the completed form with stapled receipt to the Guidance Director directly. NOT leave it on the front desk or slide it under a door! (*If forms are not given to Guidance, they may not be processed.)
- You wait two weeks and then contact the college to make sure all materials have been received. Remember: we do not send SAT/ACT scores.
- Apply for financial aid on FAFSA after October 1st.
- We process your request within ten days. You must provide 10 school days for processing. Once that time has passed, feel free to check in to assure completion of your request.
- No one should complete a transcript request form until they have completed all applications for which they are requesting transcripts.
- You can apply before taking the ACT/SAT, but should schedule your ACT/SAT before you complete the application. If you have already taken your ACT/SAT you should send those scores as soon as possible because it can take weeks to months for those scores to be received by colleges.
- If you are a student athlete, and plan to play in college, you must send your ACT/SAT scores to the NCAA directly in order to register.
- Students who plan to study at community college before transferring to a four-year institution should get acquainted with the transfer agreements at their chosen institutions, should obtain paper copies of recommendations at the end of the school year (in sealed envelopes), and should take the ACT/SAT as they may be required to do so later on anyway.
Students must register in their junior year with the Eligibility Center in order to begin the amateurism-certification process. Students must request that SAT/ACT scores be sent to the NCAA. Students in all grades who hope to play Division 1,2 or even 3 athletics in college should be familiar with the academic requirements and procedures of the NCAA that are available on this site. A great academic record, excellent SAT scores, and stellar athletic ability are the marks of an exemplary college athlete.
Register here: www.eligibilitycenter.org