1.Welcome to your senior year!
2. Overview of College Process
3. Counseling Center Information
4. College Resources on Mercy Website
5. Using Naviance to Manage the Process
6. Applying through the Common Application
7. Requesting aTranscript
8. Important Dates to Remember
9.Tips and Reminders for Success!
Make an appointment by filling out
a request form on the counter in
front of Mrs. Scarlato’s desk or by
emailing your counselor
Look for pink appointment pass on
bulletin board within a few days
If we are requesting an
appointment, we will send a pass to
you through homeroom
*Mrs. Judy Scarlato is so nice. Be
especially nice to her as she is a wealth
of knowledge & may be able to help you
in a pinch!
Have test scores
sent to colleges
Request letters of
Take you on
college visits if
Write letter of
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROTOCOL
1. Submit your online application materials (application,
2. Send your ACT/SAT scores to the colleges/universities.
3. Complete aTranscript request form for every college to which you
apply in Naviance and on paper.
4. Check Naviance to see when your application materials have been
*If you have questions, make an appointment with your counselor!
Types of Admissions
Students will be notified
according to each college’s
notification date which generally
begins in early Spring.
Applications are reviewed as they
are submitted. Applicants will
receive a decision 6-10 weeks
after review is complete.
Early Action (Non-Binding)
Allows students to apply early
(normally in November) and
receive a decision in December or
Early Decision (Binding)
Same as Early Action but it is
binding.‘ Binding’ means that the
applicant promises to attend the
school if they are accepted.
Five Pieces of the Admission
College Essay/Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to each
college to which you apply. Order them from
www.collegeboard.com (SAT) or www.actstudent.org (ACT).
Please remember to code your registration with Mother of
Mercy’s CEEB code (361035) so we’ll receive a copy of your
test scores to add to your permanent record.
Most colleges accept test scores up until the
College Resources on Mercy
Go to www.motherofmercy.org
Click on Academics- Guidance
Look at all of the resources- whooo-hooo!!
Please note this is where you will find things like…senior
calendar, college shadow program info., & transcript
request form (can also be found outside counseling offices)
1. College-specific application: Go to
the college website and create an
account to complete it.
2. The Common Application
Devote appropriate time to completing.
Check and double-check!
If it’s a Common Application, does the school have a
Print a copy of the completed application for your records.
Click “submit” before the deadline
Allow enough time to request your transcripts.
In your Family Connections account in Naviance, be sure you have
moved the college to your “Colleges I am Applying to” list
Click on “Request aTranscript” button next to the appropriate college
THE OTHER PART…
Complete the yellow CollegeTranscript Request Form located outside
the counseling office and return it to Mrs. Scarlato. One per college
*Note that transcript requests must be completed two weeks prior to any
college deadline (that is ten school days!)
Aid that is based on
academics or special talents
– must apply!
Money loaned to student or
parent for education
– must be repaid!
Aid that is based on
financial need, some have
Part-time job on campus
arranged by federal
To play Division I or II sports you must be registered
with the NCAA
Request a transcript through Naviance and complete
neon yellow transcript request form in Counseling
Send all ACT/SAT scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse
Important Dates to Remember
Upcoming ACT dates: September 21st and October 26th
Upcoming SAT dates: October 5th and November 2nd
Northern Kentucky Regional College Fair atThomas Moore
College, September 24, 2013
Cincinnati National College Fair at Duke Energy Center,
September 29, 2013
Mercy CollegeVisit Days: October 2, 16, and 25 (see calendar for more)
Mercy Financial Aid Night the first week of December
Tips and Reminders
College reps will be coming to Mercy soon. Be sure to stop
by their tables outside the cafeteria.
Check Counseling Bulletin for important info. and listen to
announcements for dates for college reps visits
Remember, this is an exciting time of your life and we are
here to support you!!
Using Naviance to Manage the Process
Let’s head into Naviance/Family Connections
Applying through the Common Application
Let’s take a tour of the Common Application