Park City High

Overview of the Application Process

PCHS – Simplified College Application Process

 

What to do first???.......research, research and more research – then:

  • Go to the university website
  • Read directions for application
  • Follow all directions for Freshman Applicant or Undergraduate Application

 

Most Public Universities and Community Colleges require you to:

  • Complete online application on college website
  • Pay application fee
  • Have necessary test scores sent (ACT/SAT) from the testing agency (www.act.org or www.sat.org)
  • Send an official PCHS transcript - - - this requires you to log in to Naviance and request the transcript(s) be sent to the “Colleges I’m Applying To.”

 

Private Universities will require the above steps and more:

  • Complete online application on college website or Common App.
  • Make sure you pay all application fees
  • Have your ACT / SAT / Subject Tests sent officially from the testing agency.
  • Send an official PCHS transcript - - - this requires you to log in to Naviance and request the transcript(s) be sent to the “Colleges I’m Applying To.”
  • If letters of recommendation are needed – provide your recommenders with your VITA – at least 4 weeks in advance to your deadline. If you need a counselor recommendation letter, provide VITA & Parent Brag Sheet. 
  • Log in to Naviance and under the Colleges tab click on Letters of Recommendation link to add a request for your teachers.
  • If you have additional forms/questions, MEET with your counselor

 

 Naviance Instructions

  • Login to Naviance and add to the “Colleges I’m Applying To.”
    • Indicate Type (i.e., Early Decision, Early Action, Priority, etc.)
    • Indicate How you are applying (i.e., Direct to Institution, Common Application)
    • Indicate if you have submitted your application
    • On the Colleges tab, choose Letters of Recommendation **only if needed**
      • Click “Add”
      • Choose teacher from drop down list
      • Add a note if desired (remember to always ask your teacher in person beforehand)

 

**Naviance is the only way counselors and teachers are able to submit your recommendation letters and school reports.

**Navaiance is the only way to send your transcripts to the colleges your applying to. You must log in and submit a request for yourtranscript prior to the deadline.

 **Keep your list of “Colleges I’m Applying To” up-to-date, with accurate deadlines.

 

 

NEVER MISS YOUR DUE DATES!!!