Processing Your Applications
Parts of the application:
- The actual application
- The required essays
- Your transcript
- Counselor recommendation
- Teacher recommendations (2)
- Application Fee
- Student resume
These days, most schools prefer students to complete the application online. Students need to fill out the application online and then come into Guidance to fill out a TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM.
All students need two teacher recommendations and one counselor recommendation. We advise that students ask two teachers for a recommendation before summer break of their junior year. This will give the teachers enough time to write a well-thought, personal recommendation. Teachers will write only one letter per student. The guidance office will photo copy and send it to each school the student applies to. If the student is using The Common Application, please print out the Secondary School Report and Teacher Evaluation from the downloadable forms section on the Common Application Website. Give the Secondary School Report to your counselor and the Teacher report to one of the teachers that wrote your recommendation.
Once you have applied online and given Guidance a transcript request form, the Guidance office will send the following to the colleges:
The last step is to send your SAT scores officially to each college that you have applied to through www.collegeboard.com
- Teacher and counselor recommendations
- School profile
- Resume (if it was not sent through application)
*REMEMBER*Keep deadlines in mind so that hurried applications do not become a necessity.