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2011-2012 Senior Parent Wake Up Call (Application Process)

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This was presented to all Wissahickon seniors on Sept. 9, 2011 and to senior parents on Sept. 13, 2011. It goes over the logistics and process for applying to college and how to request a transcript.

This was presented to all Wissahickon seniors on Sept. 9, 2011 and to senior parents on Sept. 13, 2011. It goes over the logistics and process for applying to college and how to request a transcript.

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  • 1. College Application Procedures
    Wissahickon High School
    Guidance Department
    Fall 2011
  • 2. HIGH SCHOOL
    STUDENT
    TEACHER
    Recommendation
    Transcript
    Counselor Rec
    SATs/ACTs
    Application
    SATs/ACTs
    supplements
    Send in
    any order
    COLLEGE
  • 3. COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
    Over 100 College Reps visit WHS per year
    Might be person who reads your application
    They talk about their school, but they also expect questions from YOU!
  • 4. COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
    Dress/act like this:
    Not this:
  • 5. COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
    How to Sign Up:
    List of schools, dates, and times are listed on NAVIANCE and posted in homerooms
    Go to the Guidance Office at least 24 hours in advance to sign up
  • 6.
  • 7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    Counselors will write you a rec if needed by school
    Fill out the Senior Questionnaire on NAVIANCE for the counselor rec
    Ask one or two teachers
    The sooner, the better
    Thank them! (in person, card, notes, etc)
    Some teachers will do recommendations online – if this is the case, you don’t have to give them anything
    If they want to mail recommendations, supply them with addressed, stamped envelope for each school you are applying to. They will mail the recommendations.
  • 8. ENVELOPE EXAMPLE
    Teacher Name
    School Address
    stamp
    Anywhere University
    Attn: Admission Office
    1234 College Road
    Anytown, QZ 90210
    Do not write your own address
  • 9.
  • 10. IMPORTANT FORMS
    Transcript Release Form (yellow)
    Allows us to send your transcript to schools
    Needs Parent signature
    Blue Sheets (guess what color…)
    Fill out one for each school
    Attach $1 to each form and hand in to Guidance
    Brag Sheets (on NAVIANCE)
    Gives us information to write recommendations
    Parent brag sheet on Parent portal of
    Naviance
  • 11. DEADLINES
    Applications and blue sheets will be accepted in the Guidance Office from Sept. 12, 2011 through Dec. 2, 2011 (STRICT)
    Applications will resume being taken on Jan. 2, 2012
    5 blue sheets per calendar week
    Applications and blue sheets must be submitted 10 school days BEFORE their deadlines
  • 12. DEADLINE EXAMPLES
  • 13. COMMON APPLICATION
    Makes your life easier
    450+ schools accept it
    Make sure to complete supplements
    www.commonapp.org
  • 14. NEW BEST FRIENDS
    Guidance Secretaries
    Mrs. Lawver A-Ki
    slawver@wsdweb.org
    Mrs. GlennonKj-Z
    dglennon@wsdweb.org
    Process and mail all of your transcripts
    Keep track of all college info – can check to see if colleges received your information
    Treat with respect!
  • 15. Senior Grades
    -Mid-year report
    -Final Grades sent
    Bottom line = senior grades matter!
  • 16. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
    Researching Schools: NAVIANCE - www.connection.naviance.com/wissahickon
    Financial Aid: Naviance (scholarship list), www.fastweb.com, www.fafsa.ed.gov, Guidance website
    NCAA: (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net)
    For Division I and II sports, must be cleared by NCAA to play
    Submit blue sheet to guidance
  • 17.
  • 18. Save your list!
  • 19. Guidance Website…http://www.wsdweb.org/page.cfm?p=1998
    Important documents
    Naviance “How To”s
    Important dates and reminders
    Guidance blog
    For Naviance, use your student ID#
    (parents use P+student ID#):www.connection.naviance.com/wissahickon