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Title: Senior College Night Mullen High School

Senior College NightMullen High School
September 2, 2015 Ms. Santillo, Director of
College Counseling, L-Z
x3338 Mrs. Eggleston, College Counselor,
x3312 Text _at_mullencollegeprep to 23559 for
important reminders
  • College Application List
  • Deadline Terminology
  • Student Responsibilities the Transcript Request
  • College Counselor Responsibilities
  • Testing
  • Naviance the Common App
  • Applications Essays
  • Financial Aid Scholarships
  • College Visits Fairs
  • NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers Student-Athlete

The College Application List
  • The average number of colleges to which a Mullen
    student applies is five.
  • It is recommended that students diversify their
    list of colleges, applying to schools ranging
    from most likely to be accepted to those that are
    a reach.
  • Foundation
  • Target
  • Reach
  • Statistics from the previous years admission
    pool for that college are good measures to
    compare your credentials (i.e., Average SAT/ACT
    score, Average GPA, Percentage of Applicants

Naviance Scattergrams
Deadline/Decision Terminology
  • Early Action
  • Restrictive Early Action
  • Early Decision
  • Priority
  • Regular Decision
  • Rolling

Student Responsibilities for Applying
  • Application, Application fee to the college
  • Standardized test scores to the college (Mullen
    does NOT release)
  • Essay (email a copy to your College Counselor for
  • Any essay or other supplements required by the
  • Activities list or résumé (Can create in
  • Submitting transcript requests (3 each) to your
    College Counselor a MINIMUM OF 15 DAYS prior to
    your deadline

Student Responsibilities for Applying
  • Teacher recommendations (2 teachers from academic
  • Provide teacher with helpful information about
    you (blue Teacher Rec form from last spring,
    Activities Résumé, etc.)
  • Thank them!!
  • Counselor recommendations
  • See Counselor writing your rec to provide
    required information
  • Keep them in the loop and thank them!!
  • Any recommendations from people outside of Mullen

Student Responsibilitiesfor Transcript Requests
  • Transcript Requests will not be processed unless
    a student has a Mullen Transcript Release Form on
    file with the College Counselors
  • 3.00 fee per transcript/college
  • See your College Counselor to fill out the pink
    Mullen Transcript Request Form a MINIMUM of 15
    days before application deadlines
  • All Early Decision/Early Action Transcript
    Requests are due no later than OCTOBER 15, 2015
  • All Transcript Requests for a deadline during
    Christmas Break (Dec. 31, Jan. 1, Jan. 2, etc.)
    are due no later than DECEMBER 7, 2015

Mullen Transcripts
  • Transcripts have all 9th, 10th, and 11th courses
    listed with grades. 12th grade courses are
    also listed.
  • T1 and T2 grades are added to your transcript
    once available. Transcripts sent two weeks after
    T1 finals will have T1 grades listed.
    Transcripts sent two weeks after T2 finals will
    have T2 grades listed.
  • T1 grades may be requested by colleges for
    students who have applied Early Action/Early
  • In December, Mullen automatically sends the
    Mid-Year Report to those colleges to which you
    have applied. The Mid-Year Report includes T1
    senior grades.
  • Final Year Grades are automatically sent to the
    college to which you inform us you will be

College Counselor Responsibilities
  • Oversee the college search and application
  • Provide feedback and recommend colleges to
  • Help determine which colleges are foundation,
    target, and reach schools.
  • Meet individually and in groups with
    students/parents to form college application
    plans and timeline to apply.
  • Provide essay feedback. Help proofread
  • Prepare students for interviews.

College Counselor Responsibilities
  • Also
  • Assist student-athletes with the college
    recruitment process.
  • Assist with scholarship search and financial aid
  • Help students make the final decision.
  • Answer questions. Offer support.
  • Be your College Coach
  • Celebrate acceptances!

College Counselor Responsibilities
  • Once a pink Transcript Request Form is completed,
    your Mullen Counselor will provide and submit to
  • Secondary School Report
  • Transcript (with Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
    grades once available)
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Teacher letters of recommendation
  • Mullen School Profile
  • Final transcript/graduation confirmation (sent
    automatically once available)

Testing what to know
  • Seniors may retake the ACT, SAT, and/or SAT
    Subject Tests in the fall of their senior year.
  • Mullen CEEB code 060-600 NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Reporting Scores to Colleges

  • Students are expected to keep records concerning
    their own testing results.
  • Students are responsible for reporting their
    scores directly to the colleges.
  • Note Students can request which test dates can
    be forwarded to colleges.
  • Non-Report Testing Options
  • Approximately 850 four-year colleges and
    universities deemphasize the use of standardized
    tests in making admissions decisions by offering
    waiver or non-report options.
  • For a complete listing of schools with Non-Report
    Testing Options, go to

Testing dates and deadlines
  • Seniors may retake the ACT, SAT, and/or SAT
    Subject Tests in the fall of their senior year.
  • Mullen CEEB code 060-600 NCAA Clearinghouse
  • ACT
  • Sept. 12, 2015 Register by Aug. 7 (or register
    with Late Fee by Aug. 21)
  • Oct. 24, 2015 Register by Sept. 18 (or register
    with Late Fee by Oct. 2)
  • Dec. 12, 2015 Register by Nov. 6 (or register
    with Late Fee by Nov. 20)
  • SAT
  • Oct. 3, 2015 Register by Sept. 3 (or register
    with Late Fee by Sept. 22)
  • Nov. 7, 2015 Register by Oct. 9 (or register
    with Late Fee by Oct. 27)
  • Dec. 1, 2015 Register by Nov. 5 (or register
    with Late Fee by Nov. 23)
  • Test Prep at Mullen!
  • Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 SAT/PSAT prep in Student
    Life Center Register at
  • Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 ACT prep in the Rilko
    Register at

Naviance the Common App
  • Consider using the Common App if you are applying
    to at least two Common App schools. Use Naviance
    to figure out which of your schools accept the
    Common App.
  • There is no advantage to using the Common App
    over the colleges own application or vice versa.
  • Your Naviance email Your Common App email
  • When completing the FERPA waiver in the Common
    App, we highly recommend that you agree to WAIVE.
    This helps strengthen your application.
    APP This will be done through Naviance.

Application Sections
  • Course Listings 10 sections but 15 classes
  • Standardized Tests list what you intend to send
    as official
  • Activities Section
  • List all 9th-12th activities (even ones not yet
    completed i.e. winter/spring theater or sports
    activities) in order of importance to YOU - 1
    should be your favorite
  • If you have more than 10 activities, try grouping
    things together.
  • Dont forget to include your service work,
    employment, etc.
  • Honors Section Subject Awards, Honors
    Societies, Torch Awards, etc.
  • Residency Section Have your parents nearby to
    help you fill out this section!
  • Additional Information Section OPTIONAL if
    you wish to provide details of circumstances or
    qualifications not reflected in the application.
    (Common App)
  • This is a good place to include information not
    presented elsewhere in your application. For
    example, if you experienced something that has
    impacted your academic record or ACT/SAT

College Essays
  • Do
  • Write an interesting narrative essay that
    demonstrates the qualities you want a college to
    appreciate about you.
  • Provide evidence of those qualities. (Show,
    dont tell.)
  • Remember your reader.
  • Use your voice.
  • Re-use your essays for different colleges where
  • Dont
  • Re-state the prompt.
  • Use a title.
  • Write just what you think the college wants to
  • Use a different colleges name in your essay.

Financial Aid Scholarships
  • Explore financial aid and scholarship
    opportunities in the Fall
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship search links on
    Mullen-gtAffording College
  • Attend Mullen Financial Aid Night December 8,
  • January 1 FAFSA application available on web at
  • Complete CSS/Profile if it is required for
    college at
  • A copy of all merit-award scholarship letters
    must be turned in to your College Counselor.
    Please keep these!
  • College Opportunity Fund apply now at for in-state schools
  • Net Price Calculators

College Visits Fairs
  • Over 100 College Reps visit Mullen each year!
    Sign up in Naviance 24 hours in advance and get a
    pass from your College Counselor.
  • Wed. Sept. 9 JET College Fair (during lunch in
  • Wed. Oct. 7 Out-of-State College Fair (Monarch
    H.S., 600PM-800PM)
  • Thurs. Oct. 8 Out-of-State College Fair
    (Lakewood H.S., 600PM-800PM)
  • Sun. Oct. 10 In-State and Out-of-State College
    Fair (Mountain Vista H.S., 1000AM-1230PM)
  • See the College Event Calendar

NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers Student-Athlete
  • All prospective student-athletes must register
    with the appropriate Eligibility Center
  • NCAA http//
  • NAIA http//
  • Be sure to send the results of at least one
    ACT/SAT to the NCAA (code 9999) or NAIA (code
  • Sending Transcripts
  • NCAA Mullen automatically sends your transcript
    once you register, as well as your final
    transcript once you graduate
  • NAIA You must complete a US High School
    Students Cover Page (http//
    /transcripts.php) for your College Counselor in
    order for your current and final transcript to be

Dates to Know
  • Transcript Request Forms (due 15 days prior to
  • October 15th Early Action/Early Decision apps
  • December 7th Regular Decision apps
  • Wed. Sept. 9 Common App Workshop 8-9AM (SLC)
  • Wed. Sept. 9 JET College Fair (during lunch in
  • Wed. Oct. 14 College App Workshop 8AM-noon
  • Tues. Dec. 8 Financial Aid Night (Rilko)
  • January 1st FAFSA is available do your taxes
  • February 15th FAFSA due date (most colleges)
  • May 1st National Candidates Reply Date

Contact Information
  • Ms. Santillo, Director of College Counseling, L-Z
  • x3338
  • Mrs. Eggleston, College Counselor, A-K
  • x3312
  • Text _at_mullencollegeprep to 23559
  • for important reminders