College Application Process

CLYDE-SAVANNAH COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

Class of 2017

High School Portion of the College Application Process:

 All Class of 2017 students should be familiar with and should be using Naviance to research careers and colleges.  Students who are unfamiliar with Naviance or need assistance should see their counselor ASAP.

Three Basic Steps for Submission of College Application Documents

  1. Student will go to the college website and complete the application.
  2. Student will then go into their Naviance Account and update the “colleges I am applying to” section with the names of the schools
  3. Finally, a College Application Checklist must be completed and submitted to the Counseling Office.  This in an internal form that allows us to track application submission.

Items to Remember

Teacher Recommendations – If you require a teacher recommendation, please speak to the teacher face to face prior to adding their name to Naviance.  Once your teacher has agreed to create a letter for you, request the official letter through Naviance.

SAT and ACT standardized test scores – It is the student’s responsibility to send the scores from the testing agency.  www.collegeboard.com for SAT scores and www.actstudent.org for ACT scores

Common Application – Students applying to many of the private colleges will be directed to the Common Application. While this is a lengthier application it facilitates many colleges.  It is important that a student have a consistent e-mail address as Naviance and Common Application link to send documents.  Teacher recommendations are required for all Common Application schools.  During the application process for Common Applications, prior to submitting a teacher’s name you must complete the “FERPA” waiver portion either waiving or not waiving rights to access to the information after the application process is complete.

College Application Checklist Follow the instructions on this form to ensure your application is complete. The Checklist is in the Counseling Office.  This form can be used for 5 colleges.  Please complete the checklist each time you apply to a college and submit it to Miss Lowe.

Timeliness We ask for ten school days to process student paperwork. We suggest that you allow three weeks for a teacher to complete a letter.  Though it typically does not take that long, it is important for students to watch their deadlines.

We consider it very important to process your college applications correctly and efficiently.  Please contact the Counseling Office with questions.