Grade Leve Principal:
Students are assigned to counselors alphabetically. Below is a list of counselor assignments for current 12th graders:
- Application Bootcamp Presentation
- The Application Process
- Parent/Student Authorization for Release of Records
- College Application/Transcript Request Quick Guide
- Transcript Requests FAQ
- Common App Guide
- Common App Matching Instructional Video
- FERPA Waiver Instructions
- Transcript Request - Naviance Student Instructional Video
- Counselor Letter of Recommendation Request Instructions
- Teacher Letter of Recommendation Reguests: Instructions and Video
- Save yourself a few dollars! Click here to see which schools allow you to self report SAT/ACT scores!
- First Quarter/Marking Period Grade Request Form
- Mid-year/First Semester Grade Request Form
- Final Transcript Request - Status
- NCAA Eligibility
- NACAC - Fee Waiver
Since many colleges are not accessible for in person/on campus visits, use the links below to help you tour colleges virtually:
- Campusreel.org student led virtual campus tours
- College Essay Guy spreadsheet of virtual tours being offered by colleges
- How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours US News and World Report
The College Board has created a number of virtual tour presentations that focus on specific types of schools:
Senior Year Timeline
To assist you in accomplishing the tasks in the timeline below, please visit the College Application Process Page of the counseling website, linked HERE, for college application resources!
• Visit the 12th grade page of the Council Rock High School North Counseling website. There you will find valuable information on the college process.
• Continually check into your Naviance Student account. Here you can request transcripts and letters of recommendation; access scholarship information; find great links to career websites and much more!
• Visit college campuses every chance you get!
• Counselors will begin seeing students for college planning conferences September 15th. Appointments can be made for that date beginning September 8th. No transcript requests will be accepted before September 15th.
• Know application deadlines for the schools and scholarships you wish to apply to. They may vary and it is essential to meet all deadlines!
• If you have not completed the required tests or if you would like to try to improve your scores, register for the upcoming SAT’s, ACT’s and SAT II’s. All scores must go directly from the testing organization to the colleges.
• If the colleges require teacher recommendations, ask all appropriate people to write on your behalf.
• Check the list of scholarship opportunities in Naviance Student and begin researching other sources of aid (e.g. institution aid,
www.fastweb.com, www.finaid.org). Be aware of deadlines!
• Penn State University applications should be submitted prior to November 1 for Early Action. And November 30th for priority filing.
• Financial Aid Night will be hosted by CR South virtually TBD. Details to follow.
• Start your Financial Aid process. Both you and your parents need to obtain a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov so you can fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Check to see if the colleges to which you are applying require any other financial aid forms, such as the CSS Profile.
• Keep working on your applications. Thanksgiving is suggested as a good deadline for first choice applications.
• Check your college portals regularly to make sure all of your application materials have been received.
• Know your deadlines and keep working on applications. Transcript requests should be submitted by December 15th for 2020 postmark/date stamp.
• Keep working in your classes! Grades and courses continue to count throughout your senior year.
• Request that the counseling office send mid-year reports if your colleges require them.
• Complete applications for local scholarships, and submit to the counseling office by the designated deadline. Stay focused and keep studying—only a couple more months to go!
• Complete application for Financial Aid.
• Review your college acceptances and financial aid awards. If you are positive you will not enroll at one or more of the colleges that accepted you please notify those colleges that you have selected another college. If you know which college you will attend, send your tuition deposit and follow all other instructions.
• Take Advanced Placement exams, if appropriate and request that your AP scores be sent to the college you will be attending.
• Complete your mandatory Graduation Survey through Naviance Student! This lets the counseling office know where to send your final official transcript and informs our office of any scholarships or grants you will be receiving and assures their inclusion in the graduation program.
• Know when the payment for tuition, room and board, meal plans, etc., is due. If necessary, ask the financial aid office about a possible payment plan that will allow you to pay in installments.
• Congratulations! You have completed a difficult task, now it’s time to look forward to graduation!