Dates to Remember

Application Due to College by:                    Due in Guidance by:

November 1, 2017                                         October 11, 2017
November 15, 2017                                       October 25, 2017
December 1, 2017                                         November 3, 2017
December 15, 2017                                       November 17, 2017
January 1, 2018                                             December 1, 2017
January 15, 2018                                           December 18, 2017

If you would like your applications to go out before the holiday recess, they must be in Guidance by December 1, 2017. 

 

 

Joseph A. Foran High School College Application Process- ONLINE APPLICATIONS

  1. It is strongly recommended that students secure letters of recommendation from teachers prior to completing college applications
  2. It is strongly recommended that students complete the FERPA form prior to applying to college. Forms need to be completed one time and are available in guidance or by clicking the link below.
  3. Student completes college application(s) online. Most schools use the common application at www.commonapp.org. If a school does not use the common application, their online application will be available on their website.
  4. Student submits application(s) online, including the application fee.
  5. Student sends SAT scores and/or ACT scores directly to the colleges applied to.
  6. Student prints out confirmation page(s) that the application was successfully submitted. Click links below for examples
  7. Student brings confirmation page(s) to the school counselor on or before the School Counseling Department deadlines (see below for link) or 15 school days before the college application deadline. It is recommended that teachers have uploaded letters of recommendation to Naviance before the student submits confirmation pages to the school counselor
  8. The school counseling department will send the student’s transcript, letters of recommendation, and any additional supporting documents needed directly to the college.

 

Joseph A. Foran High School College Application Process- PAPER APPLICATIONS

  1. It is strongly recommended that students complete the FERPA form prior to applying to college. Forms need to be completed one time and are available in guidance or by clicking the link below.
  2. It is strongly recommended that students secure letters of recommendations from teachers prior to completing college applications
  3. Student downloads and prints the application or obtains it directly from the college
  4. Student completes the application
  5. Student obtains a check or money order for application fee
  6. Student brings the completed application and payment to the school counselor
  7. School counseling department will send the application, payment, transcript, and any additional required documents directly to the school.                              

 

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITES

 Request teacher letters of recommendation

 Complete FERPA form

 Complete college application(s)

 Submit confirmation pages or paper applications,  with  payment, adhering to the school counseling  deadlines

 Submit SAT and/or ACT scores to college and  NCAA (if  needed)

 Check Naviance to verify that materials have been  submitted to college.

 Contact colleges with questions regarding the  status  of the application

 Send thank-you notes to teachers who provided letters  of recommendation. 

 Answer questions students have while completing  college applications.

 Send transcripts and supporting documents to the  colleges students have provided confirmation  pages  for.

 Provide updated grade reports, including 1st  quarter,  mid-year and 3rd quarter grades for  colleges that  request information.

 Mail final transcript to school the student indicates  will  be attending on their senior survey (usually in  early  July).  

 

 

 

 

 

Important LInks:

FERPA form

Sample Common App Confirmation

Sample Non-Common App Confirmation

Naviance

 

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Q. How do I request teacher letters of recommendation? 

A. There are step-by-step instructions in Naviance. They are as follows:

I. Students MUST speak with their teachers in person when requesting a   recommendation. It is strongly recommended the student provides the teacher with a copy of his/her resume when asking teachers for letters of recommendation.

II.  After requesting a teacher recommendation, students must send the teacher a request in Naviance

III.   Log into Naviance, click the link on the left hand tab “teacher rec” and follow the steps.

 

Q. How do I send my SAT/ACT scores to colleges/ NCAA?

A. Log into your collegeboard.org (SAT) or actstudent.org (ACT) account. Click “send available scores” and follow the instructions. The NCAA should be treated like a college. You may also select up to four colleges as you register for the SAT and/or ACT to receive the scores free of charge.

 

Q. I used a fee waiver to take the SAT’s. I get to apply to college for free, right?

A. Students that took an SAT using a fee waiver receive 4 college application fee waivers. They are available at the same time your scores are available. The waivers are online, and are attached to your score report. You are responsible for completing the information on each fee waiver you intend to use. The school counseling department will be happy to mail the waivers to the colleges you apply to, as long as you adhere to the school counseling deadlines. You may only use one fee waiver per school. 

 

Q. I visited a school/received an e-mail from a school and they gave me an application fee waiver. How do I apply it to my application?

A. Most fee waivers provide clear instructions on how to redeem directly on the fee waiver or on the correspondence it was obtained through (mailing, e-mail). If you are still unclear, contact the college admissions office directly to find out their policy. Some schools only accept fee waivers when you apply using their own application, others will allow you to use the fee waiver on the common application.

 

 

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