Contact the college of your choice and obtain an application or apply on-line. Be aware of application deadlines.
It is recommended that you have your applications in no later than two weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving. Applications turned in just prior to vacation breaks will probably not get processed until we return. Please allow 10 school days for the Guidance office to process your application requests.
Follow instructions on the application carefully. Be neat and proofread for spelling and grammar errors and don’t forget the necessary signatures!
Create an account using Parchment to request necessary transcripts and Secondary School Reports. If completing a paper application, submit your completed application along with the “College Application Coversheet” and the check if there is an application fee, at the guidance secretary’s desk with a stamped, addressed envelope. If you need to include letters of recommendation, make sure you turn them in with your application.
Be aware of the college’s test requirements. Some schools require you to send your ACT or SAT scores directly to them from the testing company. You must know the college codes of any schools you want to receive your scores when you register for these tests.
If you need a letter of recommendation, please allow sufficient time. You may complete the Teacher Letter of Recommendation Form (see below) and give a copy of it to all from whom you are requesting a letter.
Procedures for applying for financial aid vary from college to college. Visit the guidance department for scholarship applications given over the announcements. Call the college's financial aid office or visit their website for specific scholarship/financial aid information and deadlines. Check with the financial aid office at the colleges to investigate special scholarships and grants in your area of study and to check out work-study programs. Make sure you fill out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline. Even though you may not qualify for need-based aid, many scholarships require you to fill out the FAFSA in order to be eligible for their money.
College representatives are usually here during September, October and November. Listen to announcements or check in the guidance office for information!