August 21, 2014 | Kacey Chambers |
Written By: Joyce Kwak, College Placement Advisor
Dear Class of 2015,
It’s been a week since school started and I have been excited to see many of you stopping by my office for college application related questions! For those who are still recovering from a long summer break, thinking about “college” may seem like a far-fetched idea. However, college application deadlines are fast approaching and there are many important things to know going through this busy season of your senior year:
Transcripts: Please remember to request for transcripts AFTER you have submitted your applications. Some of you have contacted me in regards to colleges not receiving the transcripts we sent. Unfortunately, this is very common with large universities. Please email me and we can always resend the transcripts. Feel free to pick up hard copies if you would like to personally mail them.
Naviance: If you haven’t already logged in to Naviance, please email Mrs. Kwak for your log-in information. You will need Naviance to request for transcripts & recommendation letters! (Please anticipate up to 10 business days for documents to be processed)
University of Florida & Florida State University: you will need to SELF-REPORT your transcript information. Please request for your transcript via Naviance and I will have your transcript ready to be picked up from my office.
U.S. News & World Report has the new 2014 College Rankings and Lists! Find the best national universities, best regional colleges, and best value colleges! Check it out at: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE ELIGIBILITY (Student-Athletes)
If you are currently being recruited or if there is a possible chance to play Division I or II level sports in college, you must be eligible! Please register at: NCAA Eligibilty Registration (You must also request for a transcript through Naviance to be sent to NCAA)
MONEY FOR COLLEGE
Bright Futures Scholarship: Application starts on December 1st.
You can start researching for scholarships through these helpful sites:
**National Scholarship Search is available through your Naviance account
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Have a blessed day,