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College Application Process

Steps for Applying to Common Application Schools

  1. Fill out one application for all Common Application schools at www.commonapp.org.
  2. Invite your counselor to complete the secondary school report (SSR) by sending Mrs. Sitto or Mrs. Tankersley an email. Your transcript request will not be processed until your counselor has accepted your online invitation from Common App.
  3. To request a transcript through Parchment, sign-up at www.parchment.com.
  4. Enter your Common App ID # along with your identifying information.
  5. Important: Do not look up your Common Application schools in the first tab labeled Academic Destinations. You must request your transcripts by clicking the Common Application Tab, which is the third tab in. You should see all the schools you are applying to with the Common App. Only one transcript request is needed for all the Common App. Schools.

Letters of Recommendation

  • All students who require a counselor or teacher recommendation, please complete the Letter of Recommendation Assistant Form. 
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • Junior year: think about which teacher(s) you may wish to ask to write you a letter of recommendation.
    • Senior year:  reach out to the teacher(s) early (minimum of 3 weeks before the application deadline)
    • Seniors must provide the teacher(s)/counselor with a completed Letter of Recommendation Assistant Form in advance (minimum of 3 weeks)

Helpful Common App Tutorial Videos are listed below. 

(note the video embedded below is a playlist of all First-Year Applicant tutorials)

For a direct link to the YouTube Common App tutorials–> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Kh8bz7z0tQwZK0a3avFiw

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