College Application Process

Create a Resume

Students will need their resume for interviews, recommendation letters, and college applications (remember to keep it updated); this sheet includes the student’s name, honors/awards, extracurricular activities, volunteer activities, employment, and athletic activities.

Campus Visits

Call or email the admissions office to set up an appointment for tours and/or interviews at least two weeks in advance. When scheduling a personal appointment it is important to bring a resume and a copy of your unofficial transcript.


Teacher Recommendations

Students should ask one or two teachers (check individual college requirements) for a recommendation, this should be a teacher from your Junior or Senior year who knows the student well. Students will come to the counseling office to obtain a copy of the “Recommendation Request Form” to submit to teachers, and update their request of Naviance. This helps the student to keep record of which recommendations they request including the date the request was made. Students: do not forget to write a thank you note to the teacher after they have completed the recommendation letter.

If applying via Common App, students will need to bring a resume to their counselor as well and ask for a letter of recommendation.


Common Application

Many colleges/universities use the Common Application (also known as the ‘Common App’) to apply to the school. The Common Application is a universal application used by several colleges/universities.

If the school is using the Common Application:

  • Create an account on the Common Application website
    • Instructional video for matching your Common Application to your Naviance Account
    • Submit the application online when all the of sections of the application are complete (note: some colleges/universities have their own supplement section)

Add College Applications & Request Transcripts

Students will need to come to the school counseling office to pick up a “Transcript Request Form” and hand it in to the school counseling secretary upon completion.

Enter college applications and request transcripts in Naviance.