College Knowledge Powerpoint 2013

BHHS Class of 2014
1. Naviance
2. Common Application
3. Non-Common App Schools
4. Parchment: Ordering Transcripts
If you do not remember your log on
information, please email your counselor!
Step 2: If necessary, update email address and
password. Use the same email address for ALL
college applications if you can to make it easy
on yourself (and make sure your email address
is appropriate!).
Step 3: Click on the “About Me” tab and complete the
following information:
- Brag Sheet (if you will need a counselor letter of rec)
- Resume (optional)
Step 4: Finalize your college list. Make sure that you add
all the schools you are applying to on Naviance. You can
add them in any of three ways:
a) click on “Colleges I’m thinking about” and move them by
clicking on the box to the left of the school or;
b) simply add them when you click on “Colleges I’m
applying to” under the “Colleges” tab or;
c) when you are browsing colleges, there will be an “add to list”
link to click on to add that specific school to your list (see next slide)
Step 5: Contact your counselor for your senior meeting after
completing the above steps.
Here you can watch videos, review
admission information, link to the
school’s website, and even begin
the application!
If you are interested in
a school, Click Here to
add it to your Colleges
I’m Thinking About list.
You can also research
other colleges and
scholarship opportunities.
Here you can keep track of
colleges you are interested in,
rate your level of interest, view
upcoming application
deadlines, and transfer schools
from Colleges I’m Thinking About,
to Colleges I’m Applying to.
Cal State Campuses (
 Apply early to impacted campuses (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Diego
State Univ., Cal State Long Beach)
 No personal statements or letters of recommendation
 Apply online, October 1 – November 30; SAT Reasoning or ACT test
 List all Cal State campuses you are applying to in Naviance under “Colleges
I am Applying To.”
UC Campuses (
 Apply online, November 1 – November 30 (website is available Oct. 1, but
applications cannot be submitted before November 1st.)
 Requires SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT with Writing
 SAT Subject Tests only recommended for certain majors – see your counselor
 Personal Statement required; no letters of recommendation required
 List all UC campuses you are applying to in Naviance under “Colleges I am
Applying To.”
There are 112 community colleges in California.
For information about each college, please visit
You are encouraged to apply early especially if the
community college is overcrowded (SMC).
The Common
Create an account at
Save your Common App ID
You will need it to order your
transcript from Parchment
Create a College List using the College
Search tab at the top of the screen
Once you create your college list it will appear in
the Dashboard tab
You need to fully complete the Education Section
in the Common App tab before you can invite
When asked about Class
Rank in the Education
Section, please enter None
Once you have completed the Education Section,
go back to the Dashboard and click on the My
Colleges tab to the right of the Dashboard tab
Click on the Assign Recommenders tab on the left
side of the screen and then click on the name of the
first college on your list
Complete the FERPA Release Authorization
You have to waive your right to review all
recommendations and supporting documents in
order for your counselor to write your letter of
Then click on the link to invite your counselor and
fill out the requested information (you will need
your counselor’s email address). Once you
complete the information click on the send invite
Doing this will trigger an email message to
your counselor providing instructions on
how to submit school forms online. Confirm
with your counselor that she received the
Follow the same process to invite your
September 13 - Deadline to ask
your counselor and your teacher(s)
for letters of recommendation for
Early Action/Early Decision and to
notify your counselor if you are
applying to schools with rolling
October 11 - Deadline to ask your
counselor and your teacher(s) for
letters of recommendation for
regular decision applications
If you have questions or need
please contact the
Common Application online Help
Center. It is accessible 24/7
Online Application to Non-Common
Application Colleges or Universities
Complete Online Application at their website
After submitting the application, follow the
directions specific to that college to request
counselor and teacher recommendations, if
If information needs to be snail-mailed to the school
from your counselor, be sure to make that request
directly to your counselor and also provide
envelopes and stamps
Once you start your college applications, you must request that official
transcripts be sent to ALL of the colleges to which you are applying (except
UCs—only send to them when they request you to do so)
All transcripts must be ordered through Parchment.
Step 1: Click on the Parchment link in Naviance, or log into
Step 2: Click on “Order Transcript” and then “High School Transcript”
Step 3: Register and complete your information. You do NOT need a code to
register. Remember that the year you are entering college is 2014.
Step 4: Once you are registered, click on “My Transcripts” across the top of
the screen.
 Search for Beverly Hills High School and then select it.
 Enter your earliest year of attendance. (This will be 2010 if you entered
BHHS as a 9th grader.)
 Enter 2014 as your expected graduation year
Step 5: Complete the FERPA agreement and waive your right to
review. Remember that your teachers and counselor will not
write letters of recommendation if you do not waive your FERPA
Step 6: If you are applying to one or more Common App schools,
you MUST click on “The Common Application” tab and enter
your Common App ID. This will generate a copy of your
transcript for all Common App schools.
Step 7: Search for any other colleges to which your transcript
should be sent. For other organizations, such as scholarships and
the NCAA, click the link under “Select Other Destinations” and
enter the required information.
Step 8: Once you have added all schools, pay for your transcripts
with the secure online payment.
100+ College Reps visit BHHS—Dates/Schools
are posted on Naviance
College Search—Remember that in addition to
our own college counselor, Naviance has great
search tools
SAT/ACT information—see handout;
workshops are available on campus this fall