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Terminales: Here is important information about submitting applications.

Instructions for application systems

Instructions you will need as you work on various university applications (Common Application, UC, UMD, UCAS for UK admission, etc.)

Questionnaire for teacher recommendations

Please provide your completed Questionnaire for Teacher Recommendations to any teachers who have agreed to write a recommendation letter for you. Your responses will help your teachers write an effective letter. See this information for tips on how to choose your recommenders. The deadline to request your letters is September 30, to ensure your teachers have sufficient time to write their letters. Please speak to your teachers in person to get their approval. They will submit their letters through Naviance and will receive further instructions from me on how to do this.

If you are applying to Oxford/Cambridge or any other UK programs with October 15 deadlines, the deadline is September 20 for requesting your recommendations and submitting your University List; refer to the Deadlines for Terminales.

Extra tests for UK admission

If you are applying to the UK, check the requirements of your program(s) of interest to determine whether you need to take an admission test (BMAT for medical programs, Oxford programs, etc.). If so, you must let me know by September 20 so I can register you. Most tests will be administered here at the school on Wednesday, November 2. I will need the following information: your complete name, date of birth, UCAS ID number, the courses to which you are applying that require the test, and which test you need to take.

Examples of tests you may need to take:

  • University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments: required for a number of courses.

  • BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT): an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities.

  • University of Oxford admissions tests: Part of the application process for a range of courses.

  • Imperial College London: Applicants for undergraduate Maths courses need to take MAT.

Counseling Meetings

Mme. Gaultier and I will be meeting with terminales at these times:

Monday, September 12 - 1:30 to 3:20pm

Terminale ES & L with Mme. Parliman: CRA

Terminale S with Mme. Gaultier: Room 107

Monday, September 19 - 3:40 to 5:20pm

Terminale S with Mme. Parliman: CRA

Terminale ES & L with Mme. Gaultier: Room 107

For the meetings in the CRA, please bring your own laptop or iPad if possible, since the room does not have enough desktop computers for every student. We’ll be working on application websites, Naviance Family Connection, and other items for university admission.

University List

Turning in this form to Mme. Bessaha is what signals us to start preparing your counselor recommendation and transcript. You can always add more colleges later, so if you have decided on any schools please submit a list with those to Mme. Bessaha.

Actions to take in Naviance

After you give your University List to Mme. Bessaha, she’ll add the schools into your list of “Colleges I’m Applying To” in Naviance Family Connection. You’ll need to go into the list, and next to each school’s name, select the method by which you are applying. See below screenshot as an example.

Linking Common App to Naviance:

1.  After you have set up your Common App account, in your Common App enter at least one college or university in “My Colleges.”

2.  Go to the “FERPA Waiver” section on the left.

3.  Read the information, and choose whether or not to waive (give up) your right to see your recommendations.

4.  Then, go to Naviance Family Connection.

5.  Enter your password that you made to get into Family Connection.

6.  Go to Colleges, then Colleges I’m Applying To.

7.  Fill in the email address you used in your Common App.

  • If the university only offers one application, it will show that. For example, Boston College, shown below, only accepts Common Application.

  • Some universities offer multiple applications, and you’ll need to choose one. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND using the Common App if it is available. This application is accepted by over 600 universities and is the easiest system to use. Example: American University, below, accepts three different types of applications: Common App, Coalition, and “direct to the institution” via their own application. Choose Common App if possible, to limit the number of times you have to fill out your information during the application process.

  • Change your selection by clicking on the text displayed in the "How are you applying?" column


Visits from University Representatives

Remember, we have lots of university representatives coming to visit Rochambeau this fall, usually during the lunch hour. Dates are announced in my regular emails and are also posted on my office door (room 226 in the administration building). Meeting these representatives is a great way to learn more about schools and get your questions answered.

I’ll be away from the school on Thursday and Friday this week, at a counselor program at Washington University in St. Louis. I’ll return on Monday, September 12. Please note that I’ll have limited access to email during this time, and I’ll respond as quickly as possible. Have a good day!

Posted by on Wednesday September, 7, 2016


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