The common application serves as a “universal” application for most private and highly selective colleges nationwide. Please check out the Common Application Website
to see if the college/unversity you are interested in applying to uses the Common Application.Mid Year and Final reprots Mid-Year and Final Reports:
and Final reports (which include your transcript) for Common Application are
automatically submitted to CA online several processing days after
transcripts are updated. You can confirm submission online through your
CA account, but give it several working days.
- If you need a mid-year transcript to send to a college
(not on the Common
Application), just visit the counseling
office and complete the transcript request form.
serves as a secure document transfer system for certain colleges. Pay close attention if the application is asking for only a transcript or if they are asking for a Secondary School Report. If they are asking you to have your counselor send a Secondary School Report
you need to provide the materials in the box below to complete your online school forms.
When you identify your counselor and teachers to complete the school forms we will receive an email from the Common Application notifying us of your request. It is necessary for you to email your counselor directly immediately after to deliver the following paperwork:
3.) A copy of your personal essay
4.) This also allows for you to Confirm that our staff has received your email invite for the school report.
Link to Required IHS College Application Forms
It is standard courtesy to speak to teachers to determine if they are willing/able to complete your teacher report prior to selecting them to receive the reports.
You must give school staff at least 10 school days prior to your application due date to submit their part. Last minute requests will not be moved ahead of other students who came first and often receive less careful attention in the rush toward completion. School cancellations for weather can complicate completion on time. It is not in your best interest to give us less than 10 working days for completion.
Your transcript is automatically attached to your common application form so you do not need a separate transcript request form.
*In some instances students have put in an incorrect email address for a counselor or teacher. Incorrect email addresses means forms do not get done and nobody knows you are waiting for them. Students must follow-up by visiting their counselor and teacher within a school day to confirm receipt of the notice and to deliver the necessary forms to help complete the application process.
If you are confused about what application you need to complete please look at the College Application Process Flow Chart to determine what steps are necessary for your college application(s).
College Application Flow Chart