Information for College Bound Students

College Bound Students

 

These general rules will apply to all college and university application procedures.  The most important thing to remember is to be sure to check procedures at the various schools to which you are applying.

 

Application Procedures

 

    • Remember:  Most colleges prefer online applications. Obtain applications from schools to which you are applying by November 4, 2011 and complete the application in its entirety.

 

    • Transcript request forms are located on the wall outside the senior counselor’s door and in the computer room.  Transcripts have a $2.00 fee and take between 24 – 48 hours to be processed.  Fill out the form and take to the computer room (C-102) along with the $2.00 fee.

 

    • All applications require an application fee and this should be submitted via mail with your completed   application.  If you apply online this fee can be paid with a credit card or mailed directly to the college or university.

 

    • Most college applications require an essay.  The college essay is a critical factor at most colleges.  Follow directions, stay on topic and proofread.

 

    • It is courteous to give at least a one- two week notice to any person from whom you are requesting a recommendation.  It is also courteous to provide them with a stamped addressed envelope.   This procedure also applies for colleges that have their own recommendation forms.

 

Important Facts to Remember

 

    • Early Decision is binding.  If you are admitted under an Early Decision Program, You must withdraw all other college applications.  You should only apply Early Decision, if that college is truly your first choice.

 

    • Early Action is not binding.  You will just be notified at an earlier date.

 

    • Rolling Admission mean that applications are evaluated and acted upon as they are completed.

 

    • Upon admission to any college, other than Early Decision, you have the right to defer your decision until May 1.

 

    • ACT’s are given at Nease on designated Saturdays.  Prior registration is required.  You can  register online for SAT at collegeboard.com or ACT at act.org.  You may also pick up a registration packet in the Guidance Department.  Our school test code number is 100729.

 

    • SAT ll’s are required by some schools for admission and/or placement purposes.  Be sure to check at the schools to which you are applying to find out their requirements.

 

    • You are allowed three excused absences due to college visits.  Be sure to pickup the appropriate forms in attendance five days prior to your trip.  You must bring back verification from the college that you visited.

 

    • Pay attention to deadlines!  There are many deadlines in the college admission process!  Don’t let missing an important deadline effect your enrollment.

 

Scholarships

 

    • Refer to the Scholarship Opportunities on the Nease website under Guidance.

 

    • Scholarship announcements will be on the Nease blue Screen as well as Wired. The scholarships will be posted on the bulletin board in the Guidance Department as received.

 

    • Applications for scholarships are available in the Guidance Department.

 

    • Contact the financial aid office of the colleges to which you are applying regarding their scholarships.

 

    • Apply!  Remember, no amount is too small.

 

Bright Futures Scholarships

 

 

You must apply online to receive this scholarship!

 

Student-Athletes

Community Service Hours

 

Service hours should be submitted on letterhead from the place you performed your service.  Letters must include your name and number of hours you completed as well as the start and end date of the service performed.  Remember to make a copy for yourself and turn the letters into your counselor.  Florida Academic Scholar/Bright Futures requires 75 hours.  There is not a service hour requirement for graduation.  All service hours are due to your counselor no later than January 15th.

 

College Recruiters Visit Nease

 

College visits are posted on the Guidance bulletin board , the blue screen and on Wired.   So Stay Alert!               

 

How do you sign up for this terrific service?

 

Juniors and Seniors only, can see Mrs. Spiller, records clerk, with your student planner and she will stamp it with the date and time of the visit.  This will be your pass for all the college visits.  Mrs. Spiller is located at the front desk. She will be happy to help you!