Example of College Application Checklist used in Weekly Session

Working with college counselor: 

-create a prospective college list which matches your interests, preferences and talents

-decide which type of applications (regular, rolling, early action, early decision) will apply to the colleges to whom you intend to apply

-using the online google calendar add all deadlines for college applications, share access to calendar with college counselor and parents(s)

-generate a new e-mail account with google to be used exclusively for college applications, add the email to your phone

-complete or review HS student information used by counselors 

-start/continue progress on online applications

-prepare for College Night in September by research attendees, preparing questions

-verify HS transcript for accuracy

-submit transcript requests, review previous requests weekly until indicated having been accepted by the college(s)

-review each college's individual policy on standardized testing and complete the checklist provided, discuss with Hola hp! college counselor which scores will be submitted

-discuss whether register to re-take the exam

-bring credit card to session and submit ACT/SAT test scores to colleges

-work with college counselor to begin creating portfolio for test optional colleges

-record and edit personal video for college application, if offered, and upload 

-strategize college specific short essays 

-verify community service hour completion and develop a plan if incomplete

-prepare for on site college visits, conduct mock interviews

-review high school college admission visits and sign up, verify number of students registered to attend the session and prepare questions