Request an application from the colleges which interest you. You
can also pick many up in the guidance office. The guidance
office has books which will give addresses for specific colleges
if the application is not on file.
Complete the application & attach the
application fee. The payment must be in the form of a check
made out to a specific college. The Guidance Office will not
accept cash. The counselor will record the date the application
arrived in the office and write a receipt.
After completing the Secondary School Counselor’s
portion of the application the counselor will mail the application,
along with the student’s transcript and school profile to
All must be received in the Guidance Office two weeks before the
application deadline to insure timely processing.
It is recommended that all applications be in before Winter Break.
This shows the colleges that you are serious and helps you
have everything in place to meet scholarship application deadlines.
(Scholarship and financial aid deadlines are usually after
SOME TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
Make a photocopy of the application. Fill it in first and
when ready transfer it to the original. Neatness is a factor.
Copy all of the support materials that have been created: essays,
resume, etc. Have these available for inclusion with
If the application is handwritten, rather than typed, use a pen
that will make the handwriting legible. The application should
be student produced. Admissions officers are able to determine
whether the student has done the work.
Follow all instructions carefully.
With the recommendation for teachers and the school there is generally
a portion that the student is to complete. Make certain that
this is done. On some applications there will be a space which
asks the student to waive the legal right to see the references
upon matriculation to college. The school suggests that you
waive this right. If the student has chosen his recommenders
wisely, there is no reason to see what has been written. College
offices are somewhat wary when this waiver has not been signed.
Start early! If the application is not completed in advance
of the deadline, it may be a sign of procrastination and affect
the positive image the student desires to create.
Maintain a separate file for each application. Use the checklists
to provide to make certain that everything has been completed. Include
in the file photocopy of your portion of the application in the
event that the college does not receive it.