Understanding the
College Process: 101
Mrs. Michelle Meyer (A-L)
Mrs.Vicki Zaya (M-Z)
Our Agenda
 1.Welcome to your senior year!
 2. Overview of College Process
 3. Counseling Center Information
 4. Colle...
Counseling Department
Information
 Make an appointment by filling out
a request form on the counter in
front of Mrs. Scar...
Student
Responsibilities
Complete
applications
Have test scores
sent to colleges
Write
essay/personal
statements
Prepare
r...
Overview of the College
Application Process
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROTOCOL
1. Submit your online application materials (application,
essay, resume)
2. Send your ACT/SAT...
Types of Admissions
Regular/Traditional
Students will be notified
according to each college’s
notification date which gene...
Five Pieces of the Admission
Puzzle
 StandardizedTest Scores
 Grades/Transcripts
 College Essay/Personal Statement
 Re...
StandardizedTest Scores
 Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to each
college to which you apply. Order t...
College Resources on Mercy
Website
 Go to www.motherofmercy.org
 Click on Academics- Guidance
 Look at all of the resou...
Online Applications
TwoTypes
1. College-specific application: Go to
the college website and create an
account to complete ...
Application Reminders…
 Devote appropriate time to completing.
 Check and double-check!
 If it’s a Common Application, ...
Requesting aTranscript:
TWO PARTS
ONE PART…
 In your Family Connections account in Naviance, be sure you have
moved the c...
9/4/2013
Scholarships
Aid that is based on
academics or special talents
– must apply!
Loans
Money loaned to student or
par...
Athletes
 To play Division I or II sports you must be registered
with the NCAA
Clearinghousewww.ncaaclearinghouse.net
 R...
Important Dates to Remember
 Upcoming ACT dates: September 21st and October 26th
 Upcoming SAT dates: October 5th and No...
Tips and Reminders
 College reps will be coming to Mercy soon. Be sure to stop
by their tables outside the cafeteria.
 C...
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
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College presentation for seniors

  1. 1. Understanding the College Process: 101
  2. 2. Mrs. Michelle Meyer (A-L)
  3. 3. Mrs.Vicki Zaya (M-Z)
  4. 4. Our Agenda  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!
  5. 5. Counseling Department Information  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!
  6. 6. Student Responsibilities Complete applications Have test scores sent to colleges Write essay/personal statements Prepare resume/activity sheet Request transcripts in Naviance and on paper Request letters of recommendation Parent/Guardian Responsibilities Take you on college visits if possible Support and encourage you! Counselor Responsibilities Prepare transcript Write letter of recommendation if requested Complete counselor forms Send transcript packet through Naviance Who Does What?
  7. 7. Overview of the College Application Process
  8. 8. COLLEGE APPLICATION PROTOCOL 1. Submit your online application materials (application, essay, resume) 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 sent. *If you have questions, make an appointment with your counselor!
  9. 9. Types of Admissions Regular/Traditional Students will be notified according to each college’s notification date which generally begins in early Spring. Rolling 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 January. 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.
  10. 10. Five Pieces of the Admission Puzzle  StandardizedTest Scores  Grades/Transcripts  College Essay/Personal Statement  Resume/Activity Sheet  Letters of Recommendation
  11. 11. StandardizedTest Scores  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 Decembertesting dates.
  12. 12. College Resources on Mercy Website  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)
  13. 13. Online Applications TwoTypes 1. College-specific application: Go to the college website and create an account to complete it. 2. The Common Application www.commonapp.org
  14. 14. Application Reminders…  Devote appropriate time to completing.  Check and double-check!  If it’s a Common Application, does the school have a separate supplement?  Print a copy of the completed application for your records.  Click “submit” before the deadline  Allow enough time to request your transcripts.
  15. 15. Requesting aTranscript: TWO PARTS ONE PART…  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 please! *Note that transcript requests must be completed two weeks prior to any college deadline (that is ten school days!)
  16. 16. 9/4/2013 Scholarships Aid that is based on academics or special talents – must apply! Loans Money loaned to student or parent for education – must be repaid! Grants Aid that is based on financial need, some have academic requirements Work Study Part-time job on campus arranged by federal program Financial Aid
  17. 17. Athletes  To play Division I or II sports you must be registered with the NCAA Clearinghousewww.ncaaclearinghouse.net  Request a transcript through Naviance and complete neon yellow transcript request form in Counseling Office.  Send all ACT/SAT scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse (code: 9999).
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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!!
  20. 20. Using Naviance to Manage the Process  Let’s head into Naviance/Family Connections
  21. 21. Applying through the Common Application  Let’s take a tour of the Common Application

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