Application Process

  • The college admissions process begins well before senior year. Careful planning of courses, your academic performance, and realistic goals are paramount. The actual act of applying to college typically takes place in the fall of senior year. Schools vary in their requirements as well as their application deadlines. It is important to visit the websites of each school you are considering and compile a list of deadlines and requirements. Some families find it helpful to keep this information in a spreadsheet.

    You may need to compile the following documents as part of your application process:

    • Official High School Transcript
    • List of activities/and or Resume
    • Official SAT/ACT Scores (These are printed on your official high school transcript, but you will need to determine if schools you are applying to will accept these as official or if you need to request your scores directly from the College Board or ACT).
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Essay(s)

Factors in the Admissions Process

  • Academics

  • Course Requirements

  • Academic Rigor

  • College Entrance Exam

  • Letters of Reccommendation

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Demonstrated Interest

  • Essay

  • Successful Completion of High School