College Search Process

  • Choosing a college is one the the biggest decisions that you will make, and there are many resources available to you.  Please discuss your goals and ideas with your parents and counselors to begin this process.  Also, to help with your college search, use our comprehensive guide to College Search Guide (pdf) created by our Counseling and Career Center.  

    Career/College Search

    Naviance Family Connection

    http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-guide/

    CollegeBoard.org - This is a comprehensive website developed by the company that created the SAT Reasoning and PSAT/NMSQT tests. It includes a college search tool, financial searches and more.

    http://collegerealitycheck.com

    http://collegemajors101.com/

    http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

    Secondary training and apprenticeship opportunities

    Virtual College Field Trips

    Visit a variety of colleges in the comfort of your home or school setting. At eCampusTours.com, College Week Live, or CampusTours, go on a virtual visit to the schools that you are most interested in. Remember this is not a substitute for the actual college visit which needs to be done that before you make your final decision.

    More College Links

    Many colleges have their own websites which are a great source for information about admissions, programs, and access to applications. Below are sites that offer a look at a wide variety of colleges in one website

    http://www.collegexpress.com
    Search colleges by state, major, and a host of other factors. Take a virtual tour of some colleges and ask their “experts” questions about the college admissions process.

    http://www.gocollege.com

    Students are able to input information about their high school program, background, interests, and receive a profile of colleges that match.

    http://www.collegeview.com
    By combining a database of 3,300 two-and four-year colleges with multimedia tours, CollegeView gives students and parents with a general overview of a college, plus a direct e-mail option for requesting additional information.


     

    COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

     

    COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS: If the college you are applying to is a member of the Common Application, please use it.

    a. www.commonapp.org

    Set up name and password as a first time user

    User name: First initial Last name (up to 9 digits)

    Ex. thooper

    Password: First initial, last initial, Student ID#

    Ex. th123456

    Follow this process to apply to all of your colleges that use the Common Application.

    If they are not a "common application school," use the school's online application.

    b. A majority of SUNY schools use the Common Application. Please do not use the SUNY application. It is much smoother for everyone if you do all of your colleges on the Common Application.

    c. Monroe Community College applicants must go to monroecc.edu to use their online application.

     

    HELPFUL INFO FOR COMPLETING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE COMMON APPLICATION

    Education Tab:

    Eastridge CEEB Code: 334797

    Date of Entry: 09/2011 Graduation Date: 06/13/2015

    School Counselor Information:

    A-Gi: Ms. Kathleen Healy, kathleen_healy@eastiron.monroe.edu, 585-339-1530

    Gl-Om: Jenna Marchetta, jenna_marchetta@eastiron.monroe.edu, 585-339-1522

    On-Z: Ms. Mona Dibble, mona_dibble@eastiron.monroe.edu, 585-339-1517

    Director of Counseling: Ms. Doreen Goossen, doreen_goossen@eastiron.monroe.edu, 585-339-1524

    Counselors' FAX: 585-339-1449

    Academics Tab:

    Class Rank Reporting: Exact
    Class Rank: check on your transcript or with your counselor
    Rank Weighting: Weighted
    Graduating Class Size: 231
    Cum GPA: check on your transcript or with your counselor
    GPA Scale: 100
    GPA Weighting: Weighted

    Current Year Courses: Be sure to list full year classes both first and second semester

     

    Activities Tab:

    You will have 10 lines to fill in your activities etc. IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE TO YOU. Do a sample first, because it cannot be changed once you have listed them.

    Payments Tab: Click on each school individually to make your payment

    Supplements Tab: Be sure to complete the supplements required when you click on each college.

    School Forms Tab:

    Teacher Evaluation Forms: You can print these out for each of up to three teachers and provide them with stamped, addressed envelopes.

    Counselor School Forms: COUNSELORS COMPLETE THEM ONLINE. You don't need to bring these in!

    Early Decision Agreement: Be sure to complete the early decision agreement; counselors will do it online. You can only do this for one college if you intend to apply early decision.

    When applying to college, students need to fill out a transcript release form in the Counseling Center for each college they are applying to. See Mrs. Miller.

     


     

     

    Sample Student Resume

    Many colleges now require a Student Resume (MS Word 2000) as part of the application process.


    Letter of Recommendation
    Letters of Recommendation are required/recommended by most colleges. In order for a student to obtain a recommendation, they must complete the Student Request for Letter of Recommendation (MS Word 2000) and give it to the appropriate teacher(s).