Email: The user name you use to get into our school computer network. (Not your email address)
Password:School ID #
Register to take the SAT and/or ACT at least once by the end of your junior year.
Compile a list of colleges that you are interested in and add them to your SAT registration.
Begin charting and comparing them.
Start scheduling visits to the colleges on your final list. Spring break is a great time to start. Meet with an admissions representative and a financial aid officer to learn what type of aid is available. Ask about application fee waivers.
Begin investigating national and local scholarship opportunities.
Keep your grades up.
Continue to visit colleges.
Redefine and narrow your final school selection down to 3 to 5 colleges.
Visit the Guidance Office to understand the application process.
Counselors highly recommend that you complete college applications by the Early Action deadline. Usually November.
Solicit any personal recommendations required by college applications.
Draft essays for application that require them.
Athletes register with the NCAA clearinghouse.
Register for SAT and/or ACT.
October 1st of senior year:
Create FSA ID# for FAFSA at StudentAid.gov/fsaid
Go to www.hesc.ny.gov and file FAFSA
Attend Financial Aid Night.
Register for the CSS Profile if your prospective colleges require this form. www.collegeboard.org
Begin requesting scholarship applications.
Great college and financial aid planning web sight. www.HESC.com
Keep in mind that colleges look for the following:
Visit the websites of any schools that do not accept the Common Application and begin filling out application forms.
Begin working on your college application essays. For tips on writing good college application essays check out the College Board resources at www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/essay-skills.
Schedule campus visits and interviews for any college you’re interested in that you did not visit in the spring. Schedule second visits to colleges that you want to see again. You should try to arrange an overnight stay for second or third visits.
If you are planning to pursue a major in the arts, start getting your portfolio or audition ready.
Register for to take the SAT or ACT in the fall. It is recommended that you register early. Be prepared to indicate at least four colleges to receive your scores. You will be charged a fee for schools that are added later. Continue to prepare for the SAT.
Begin viewing the college representative visitation schedule on Family Connection. Sign up to visit with the representatives of colleges that interest you.
GET THOSE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS DONE: 5 STEPS:
Step 1: Watch the two videos on your Family Connection home page.
Go to: http://connection.naviance.com/cppehs
When you visit the site for the first time:
Email: Enter the user name you use to get into our school computer network. (Not your email address)
Password: School ID #
Step 2: Create a “Common App” account: go to www.commonapp.org. (Do not put teacher emails in the common application web-site, see step 5 for teacher recommendations.)
Step 3: Complete initial Common application tasks:
Complete current or most recent school section
Add at least one college that you plan to apply to.