ð Research college & finalize your college list
ð Ask and request 2-3 letters of recommendations – send request from Naviance (for CMS teachers) or Common App (for outside recommendations)
ð School Counselor letter of recommendation request – complete request form along with senior brag sheet & your resume
ð Start college applications (Common App/Coalition App/college website) – write down your username and passwords
ð Complete Common App FERPA waiver
ð Link Common App with Naviance
ð Request SAT/ACT scores to be send directly to each of your school. Requests are made directly through testing websites (CollegeBoard and ACT).
ð Complete and submit applications after review including essays and other supplements
ð Request transcripts by scheduling a meeting with your school counselor at least 2 weeks prior to the deadlines
ð Request Q1 grades if required by any of your colleges by contacting your school counselor
ð Register to take SAT/SAT Subject test as required by your colleges/universities
ð Complete FAFSA and CSS profile (as required by your schools)
ð Check Naviance for local and national scholarships
ð Write thank-you notes or send emails to the people who wrote you letters of recommendation and admissions interviewers.
ð Make a copy of all materials submitted to your colleges. Keep a folder for each college. Make sure you print and save a copy of the Confirmation page.
ð See your counselor for any assistance throughout the college process.