College Early Application Deadlines for Fall 2019 are attached above. Apply Early!!
Senior Recognition 2019 Reporting:
Please share with us ANY information you have regarding college scholarships that we should report at graduation. You may fill out a form for each scholarship as it is awarded to you even if you do not plan to attend that college. Forms are in the front office or you can download it HERE. Once you complete the form turn it in to guidance! The deadline for all reporting will be May 11, 2019.
Senior Transcript Requests:
To request your transcripts be sent to a college please click on the button at the top of this page that says ORDER RECORDS. This directs you to our custom transcript ordering site where you will register and request your transcript. Remember to request your transcripts be sent by Gulf Coast State College or FSU-PC if you have taken any DE classes. In addition to your High School transcripts, most colleges will want official transcripts from the college showing the college level courses you took which you must request from Gulf Coast State College or FSU-PC. ****If you do not request transcripts from the college you took DE classes at it may hold up your acceptance and your acceptance status may show that you are missing transcripts even though they have your High School transcripts.
College Application Process
Common Application Colleges
www.commonapp.org - if you are applying to a college that uses the Common Application, then we require that you submit you application using the common application and the online submission process. This process works in this way:
1. You open an account at www.commonapp.org. Follow all directions carefully.
2. Complete all information thoughtfully, completely, and accurately.
3. You will be asked for your counselor’s email address. Use ONLY the following:
o Ms. Sklarski: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Your counselor will complete the online High School Report Form and will electronically send your transcript so in this case you do NOT need to request transcripts on Parchment.
5. For teacher recommendations, put your teacher’s email address where requested, and notify that teacher at least 2 weeks before the due date. Teacher email addresses can be located on the school website.
Out of State Public Colleges and Private Colleges
Depending on the college some may not use the Common App – these colleges’ application process might include some or all of the following:
Your online application – complete at the college’s website.
Your transcript -Click on the TRANSCRIPT button located at the top of this page. This directs you to our custom transcript ordering website which is through Parchment.
A Counselor’s Report Form or Recommendation - sometimes called the High School Report Form. If the college has a specific form they want complete you will need to print that form and take it to Ms. Sklarski. The only exception would be if the college asks for the counselor’s email and sends the form to the counselor directly – this should be clear in the directions the college gives you. This form will be mailed with the transcript unless submitted online.
Teacher Recommendation Forms - If the college has a specific form they want completed you will need to print that and take it to your teacher. The only exception would be if the college asks for the teachers’ emails and sends the forms to the teachers directly – this should be clear in the directions the college gives you. When requesting a recommendation from a teacher, be sure to complete this form and give it to her/him.
College Application Essays - Your essay is a very important component of your application. It is important that you clearly understand the prompt, or what they are asking you to write. Once you have a working draft of an essay, you should show it to your English teacher. Writer’s block is very common when having to approach an essay about yourself. The college wants to know what you will contribute to their campus; why should they choose you over someone else?!
SSAR Reporting Schools:
This is the Self Reported Student Academic Record. There are more and more colleges that are going to this form of transcript reporting. You should check with the college you are applying to to see if they require you to complete the SSAR. Once you complete the SSAR you will need to follow the steps from the college you are applying to link your SSAR to your college application! You will find your course history (all the classes you should enter into the SSAR) in FOCUS under Final Grades, GPA, & Class Rank.
IMPORTANT INFO ON ENTERING BLOCK CLASSES INTO THE SSAR:
You attend a school that is on block scheduling, so you are actually completing a year-long class (one credit) in one semester and a semester-long class (1/2 credit) in nine weeks. A one-credit class will be entered twice (first semester and second semester), and a 1/2 credit class will be entered once.