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.

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

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