APPLYING TO COLLEGE
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY APPPLICATION CHECKLIST
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_____ College/University Application
Make sure all signatures are complete or provide date when completed on-line.
_____ Counselor Data Sheet
Complete your section if applicable (Every application does not have one)
_____ Blue Transcript Request Form
One is required for each application - if you are under 18 years old,
this form must be signed by your parent/guardian
_____ Request for Letter of Recommendation
Teachers/counselors require a minimum of 7 days for submission of letter.
White copy is for teacher, pink copy is for your folder.
The college/university will instruct if one is necessary
_____ Typed Essay
Name and SS# should appear at top of essay
_____ Application Fee
Name and SS# should appear on check
_____ $3.00 Transcript fee
The first transcript is free
COLLEGE SEARCH ON-LINE RESOURCES
Conducting a successful college search is crucial for your success in higher education. Your goal during your college search should be to find the college that is the right fit for you. Below is a list of web-sites that will help you find your college.
The National Catholic College Admission Association is a non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students in the transition to college.
This is an interactive Web tool that allows you to learn more about student graduation rates from four-year colleges and universities.
This database will allow you to access detailed information on many institutions of higher education, including retention rates, financial aid information, and SAT scores for admitted students. Furthermore, students can search for schools using their specific criteria for a college.
This website is the central source of information for Maryland residents planning to attend a college or university in Maryland.
This is the central source for researching Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
This is a website dedicated to informing students about Engineering programs and careers. Included on the site is a search engine where students can search for different programs that match their interests.
An on-line resource containing informational videos on various colleges and universities.
The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application online and in print that students may submit to any of our nearly 300 members.
This site hosts a collection of college and university rankings based on a variety of measurements.
This is a list of schools who waive the SAT/ACT requirement in their admissions process
This is Google's attempt to make finding information on a college or university website easier. Choose the college or university you are researching, enter your search terms, and let Google do the rest- a very easy and useful way to find information on a particular school.
FINANCIAL AID ON-LINE RESOURCES
Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) is a Baltimore-based non-profit organization devoted to helping local people attain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their dreams. CSB is committed to providing students with funds for higher education.
A website dedicated to informing students about the cost of college. There is a searchable database where students can research schools based on the average debt of their graduates.
This is an on-line glossary of terms related to Financial Aid. This will be a helpful resource when doing research on funding a college education.
This is an organization's website dedicated to preparing students and families for the financial side of attending college. There are many tutorials on the basics of financial and scholarships. One of the most useful features is the Debt Calculator (http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/standardcalculator.htm) which allows users to calculate what their loan payments could potentially look like.
A website dedicated to educating students on the required steps for transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year college in Maryland.
COLLEGE INFO FOR PARENTS
In an effort to educate and update parents on the current trends in the college admissions process, Mr. Becker conducts six Information Sessions each year on a host of topics. Each presentation is an hour in length. Most of the sessions take place before the Parents’ Guild Teacher Conferences with a starting time of 6:00pm in the Conference Center (adjacent to Admissions Office).