Mrs. Anderson's Counseling Newsletter, Special Edition
If you have emailed me a request already, or do before August, I may not get back to you until schedules are printed for pick-up. At that point you will either see the change on the schedule you pick-up or you will get an email from me saying it couldn't be done.
Schedule Change AFTER Schedule Pick-Up?
If you pick up your schedule and do not like what you see, or all of a sudden have a change of interest you are going to have to go through the Schedule Change process. There will be forms available at schedule pick-up and in the counseling office once school begins. These forms will require explanations and signatures. Remember, at that point in the game - teacher's schedules are made, student's names have been set in rosters - classrooms are full. Very hard to make changes at this point.
- If you want to begin working on applications over the summer you can do that - but keep in mind that for the highly selective colleges it isn't a first come, first serve style. You most likely have a deadline of November 1st to have everything submitted. After that date they will look over applications.
- TRANSCRIPTS! At PCEP we use a service called Parchment. This is an online service that supplies student transcripts to colleges and universities. At the start of school all seniors will receive a code that gives them access to the use of the service. Once a profile is created you can request transcripts be sent to colleges, universities and Common App. Be patient, you can submit a college application without submitting a transcript. Eventually a transcript will need to be sent to complete your application, but it shouldn't stop you from submitting the bulk of an application.
- There will be a parent meeting for all Seniors the night of Open House. At that meeting counselors will discuss the use of Parchment and the college application process. Counselors will have a meeting during the school day for seniors as well!
- Quick Tip - if a school you are wanting to apply to offers an application on their website or an application through Common App - do the one on their website. It probably has less to do! The only time it works in your favor to do it through Common App is if you are already filling out the Common App for a school that only offers an application through Common App.