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.
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.
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
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.
Students are able to input information about their high school program, background, interests, and receive a profile of colleges that match.
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.
Set up name and password as a first time user
User name: First initial Last name (up to 9 digits)
Password: First initial, last initial, Student ID#
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
Eastridge CEEB Code: 334797
Date of Entry: 09/2011 Graduation Date: 06/13/2015
School Counselor Information:
A-Gi: Ms. Kathleen Healy, email@example.com, 585-339-1530
Gl-Om: Jenna Marchetta, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-339-1522
On-Z: Ms. Mona Dibble, email@example.com, 585-339-1517
Director of Counseling: Ms. Doreen Goossen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-339-1524
Counselors' FAX: 585-339-1449
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
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).