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 College Application Procedures

 
Lake Washington High School
College Application Procedures
 
Colleges Which Do Not Require A School Report Form Or Letter Of Recommendation
·         Complete the LWHS Request for Transcripts form – available online or in the Counseling Center.
·         Give the completed form to Mrs. Muro in the Counseling Center.
·         Allow 3 days for processing.
·         Pick up your transcripts which will be in sealed envelopes.
·         Provide each college to which you are applying with one sealed envelope.  (The University of Washington and the University of California system do not require a transcript at time of application.)
 
Colleges Using the Common Application
 
Completing the Secondary School Report (online)
·         Register online for the Common Application and complete the My Colleges section.
·         Complete both the Education and the Academics section of the application. Be sure to fill in your “Current Year Courses” in the Academics section.
·         Go to the School Forms page and check the box that authorizes release of all requested records and transcripts.
·         Next, waive your right to access the Secondary School Report and all other recommendations under the terms of FERPA. (Check the yes box). Sign, date and save.
·         Click on “Invite Official” at the bottom of the page under Recommenders.
·         Click on” Counselor Button”. Counselor information will populate from Education Page.
·         Check FERPA box and click “Send Invitation”.
·         The Secondary School Report requires a letter of recommendation. Colleges prefer to have the person who knows you best write the letter or statement of recommendation for the school report form.
·         Ask a teacher/counselor to write your letter of recommendation for the Secondary School Report. Provide them with a copy of your resume and the pink Self Evaluation form (available in the Career Center or online) and due date. Give the teacher/counselor at least four weeks to complete the letter.
·         Follow-up with the teacher/counselor to be sure the letter is completed and emailed to your counselor, with due date attached, in time to meet your deadlines. The counselor will need 4 weeks in which to complete the school report form.
 
Completing the Teacher Evaluations (online)
·         Go to the School Forms page of the Common Application.
·         Click on “Invite Official” at the bottom of the page under Recommenders.
·         Click on “Teacher Button”. Fill in the teacher information and subject area for the teacher you would like to invite to write your evaluation.
·         Do NOT use the same person who is already writing your recommendation for the Secondary School Report.
·         Click “Send Invitation”.
·         Be sure to ask the teachers first - before you send the online invite. Provide each teacher with a copy of your resume and the pink Self Evaluation Form and due date. Give the teacher at least four weeks to complete the letter.
·         Follow-up with the teacher to be sure all gets done in time to meet your deadlines.
 
Colleges Which Do Not Use the Common Application and Require a School Report and/or a Letter of Recommendation
Completing the Secondary School Report (NOT Online)
·         Give the following materials to your counselor.
 
1.       School Report form, with the To The Applicant section complete
2.       An envelope with 2 stamps, addressed to the college with Lake Washington’s return address
 
·         The Secondary School Report requires a letter of recommendation. Colleges prefer to have the person who knows you best write the letter or statement of recommendation for the school report form.
·         Ask a teacher/counselor to write your letter of recommendation for the Secondary School Report. Provide them with a copy of your resume and the Self Evaluation Form (available in the Career Center or online) and due date.
·         Give your teacher/counselor at least four weeks to complete your letter of recommendation.
·         Follow-up with the teacher/counselor to be sure it gets done in time to meet your deadlines.
 
Completing the Teacher Evaluation (NOT Online)
·         Give the following materials to one or two teachers:
 
1.       Teacher Evaluation form, with the To The Applicant section complete
2.       A copy of your resume and the pink Self Evaluation Form
3.       A stamped envelope, addressed to the college with LWHS return address
 
·         Give the teacher at least four weeks to complete the teacher evaluation form and letter of recommendation.
·         Follow-up with the teacher to be sure all gets done in time to meet your deadlines.
 
Whether applying online or with hard copy forms: Remember, you are welcome to invite two different teachers to write your letters of recommendation: one for your teacher evaluation and one for your Counselor Referral Form. Just let your counselor know!
 

 

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