The PowerPoint presentation that will be shown at Junior Parent Night is available for viewing on the website. Click here.
Liberal Arts Colleges
Interested in learning more about liberal arts schools? Go to the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges website for more information.
Application deadlines and fees vary. Check with each institution. All colleges have websites which will provide all the information needed. Most colleges offer a choice of paper or online applications. Many offer a Common Application.
How to Request a Letter of Recommendation for College
UC, CSU, and most out-of-state public schools do NOT require recommendations, but private schools do.
All recommendations will be sent through Naviance, whether you are using Common App or a college's own application.
Requesting a recommendation is easy and can be done before you match your Common Application with Naviance.
How to request a letter of recommendation through Naviance:
1. Log in to Family Connection https://.naviance.com/collegeph Bookmark the site!
2. User name: 1st 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of your last name, + last 3 numbers of your student ID#
Password student ID#
3. Click on Colleges tab
4. Click on Colleges I'm applying to
5. Scroll down to where it says Teacher Recommendations
6.Click on Add/cancel requests
7. Click on select teacher
8. Select teacher from drop down menu
9. Click yellow Update Request button at bottom of page.
Add as many teachers as you require. If your teacher's name is not in the list contact Mrs. Welsh in the Career Center.
Information on AP Credit
If you have questions about AP class credit, here is information on the AP policy of each UC: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/exam-credit/ap-credits/index.html.
College Application Tips
#1: Work backwards from the deadline and give yourself LOTS of time. The deadline is NOT the day you are supposed to submit! Give the teachers who are writing you letters of recommendation plenty of time to write their letters, and be sure to give them all the information they need.
#2: If you are applying to UC's and/to private schools, you should be thinking about writing application essays. You can give me a rough draft if you'd like some feedback on tone and content.