APPLYING TO COLLEGE
Preparing the College Application
your junior year resume to include new awards, activities, and
the complete applications and fine print regarding deadlines and early
school code number used on applications and testing
Area High School
- 219 Liberty Street
- Clarion, PA 16214
- Phone: (814) 226-4701
started high school in August 2013 and will graduate on June 2, 2017.
class size is 62. You can find your
class rank and QPA on your transcript (6th semester
Some colleges require essays and weigh them heavily in the
decision making process.
A well-written essay can speak worlds about your attitudes,
feelings, personal qualities, and creativity.
about something you know and care about.
Be yourself; write in your own style.
- Check grammar
and spelling – have someone proof it for you.
Recommendation Letters – if required
request recommendations from teachers use the form REQUEST FOR TEACHER
RECOMMENDATION LETTER, which is available in the counseling office. Attach your updated resume and
give to the teacher two weeks before it’s due.
APPLICATION: Before submitting
a teacher’s name as a recommender check to make sure he/she is willing to
write one. The teacher will submit
the recommendation electronically. For the counselor recommendation put in
school counselor information that is listed above. Contact your counselor and teacher to be
sure they received the request.
- Many applications require a school
counselor report, and some competitive schools may require a letter as well. If you need one, fill out the Counselor
Recommendation Request and provide detailed responses.
other sources for letters such as employers, church leaders, community
service leaders, peers, and alumni of the college you are applying to.
A THANK YOU NOTE TO ANYONE WHO WRITES A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR
Handling Completed Applications
to see that your university accepts SAT/ACT on your high school
transcript. If not, send reports
directly online from the College Board to the university (ex: Penn
sure your application fee is paid or that you submitted a fee waiver
colleges/universities request that applications be submitted on-line. However
you are applying, COMPLETE A TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM IN THE GUIDANCE
OFFICE LISTING SCHOOLS WHERE YOU WANT YOUR TRANSCRIPT SENT. You will be responsible for mailing any paper
- Follow up: check your application status online or call
university admission about 2 weeks after any items were mailed to ensure they
On September 22, 2016 the school counselor presented to all seniors in English class. Below is a copy of the presentation. Along with all other items that were distributed to help students with college and career planning.
On October 24, 2016 the school counselor presented Financial Aid information to all seniors in History class. Below is a copy of the presentation (Senior Financial Aid PResentation). Additional handouts were distributed to help students with financial aid planning. For additional information and a chance to hear a presentation on financial aid please attend the Financial Aid Night on November 7, 2016 at 6pm in the High School Auditorium.