Application Steps

collegeBound1.  Research colleges and create a list of all schools to which you will apply.

2.  Set up a calendar with application deadlines.  Pay attention to Early Decision, Early Action and Scholarship deadlines, as well.

3.  Ask teacher(s) and/or your counselor for recommendations at least 30 days before deadline, if necessary

  • See FAQ’s about Recommendation Letters
  • For teacher recommendations:
    • Complete Teacher Recommendation Form
  • For counselor recommendations:
    • Complete Parent Brag Sheet
    • Complete Senior Recommendation Information Form

4.  Request for test scores (ACT and/or SAT) to be sent directly from the testing agency to all of your intended colleges 4-6 weeks before the application deadline to ensure they receive your scores on time.

5.  Apply online

  • Essay questions:
    • Answer them completely
    • Answer even if optional
    • Leave enough time to have them edited by multiple people (ie: English teacher, Ms. Elliott, parents, counselor, etc.)

6.  Request your transcript using the Transcript Request Form

  • If applicable, invite your counselor through Common App or SendEDU
  • Your transcript will be sent electronically whenever possible

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