Instructions: Students should complete this form by entering in the names of the institutions where they plan to apply. Students should be encouraged to apply to at least three colleges, one from within each of these three categories:
Reach - You might not get in, but it's worth applying because you really want to go. This may be a selective school.
Solid - You're a competitive applicant and will likely be accepted.
Safety - You'll definitely get accepted, and it's a backup in case the others don't work out.
Students can research the institutions online to find the application due dates and possible college contact. If you wish to assist with this task, consider using the Washington Council for High School-College Relations (WCHSCR) Higher Education and Counselor Workshop Book. This book is updated annually each September. It contains descriptions of two and four year public and private, non-profit institutions of higher education in Washington State. Find admission fees and deadlines, FAFSA deadlines, admission requirements, contacts and more. The latest edition is available to view and download on WCHSCR’s Publications page: http://www.washingtoncouncil.org/
Key Point: It is important for the student to find and list a college contact on this tracking form. Students need to feel like there is an adult at the institution who can help them. This individual could be a staff person in a TRiO office, CAMP program, a multicultural outreach and recruitment admissions officer, disability support services contact, or other type of staff member who can serve as an ally and assist them when they have questions.
This spreadsheet or chart is not an item for the student binder. This chart is intended to be used by an advisor or GU Coordinator to help them track students and their admissions applications.
Instructions: Create a chart in Microsoft Word or a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Enter your student names. Use the following as headings: Public 4-Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Technical Schools, Private Colleges & Universities, Military. When a student completes an application, record it in this spreadsheet. Use to follow up with students.