CCRC Newsletter

News & Updates from the UHS College & Career Resource Center

New College and Career Resource Center

Location: Upstairs in Building 16 (Admin building) - First door on the left in Guidance

Hours of Operation:


(Out of the Office on Wednesdays 7:00-11:00)

A and B lunches

The CCRC is open before school, after school, and during lunches without an appointment.

If you need to schedule an appointment with Ms. Bray, please fill out the Google Form here:

Follow the CCRC on Social Media

Twitter: @UniversityCCRC


Upcoming Events

Upcoming College Visits to UHS

Representatives from the following colleges will be at University High School for visits this fall. Please sign-up by clicking on the college name below.

September 21st at 11:00am Agnes Scott

September 21st at 11:30am UNF

September 22nd at 1:00pm Rollins

September 27th at 9:00am Meredith College

October 3rd at 9:00am SCAD

October 3rd at 10:00am UCF

October 5th at 7:45am UF

October 5th at 12:00pm Appalachian State University

October 6th at 9:00am New College of Florida

October 7th at 10:00am Barry University

October 7th at 12:00pm Saint Leo University

October 10th at 9:00am Pepperdine University

October 11th at 10:00am Long Island University

October 13th at 11:15am Hofstra

October 17th at 8:00am Florida Polytechnic University

October 17th at 9:30am FAU

October 18th at 10:00am Queens University of Charlotte

October 20th at 9:00am Keiser

October 24th at 8:30am Valencia College

October 26th at 12:00pm Stony Brook University

November 8th at 12:00pm Ohio Wesleyan University

November 10th at 10:00am Eckerd College


Monday, Sep. 26th, 5:30pm

777 East Princeton Street

Orlando, FL

Boston University will be a hosting reception in Orlando for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This event is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about BU and the college application process.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
Registration and refreshments: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.



Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 6:30pm

800 East Robinson Street

Orlando, FL

Harvard University Admissions Presentation

Tuesday September 27, 6:30pm

Howard Middle School 800 E. Robinson Street - Orlando HOWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

Any high school junior or senior who would like to learn more about Harvard and its admissions process is welcome to attend this gathering which will last approximately 90 minutes. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend as well. Local alumni interviewers will be present to describe student opportunities at Harvard and the admissions process. Harvard’s extensive financial aid program will also be discussed.


Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 5:30pm

2450 Cougar Way

Orlando, FL

Dusty Rollins will be hosting a FAFSA help session in the Media Center. FAFSA is a way for you to get free money to college!!


Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 6:30pm

2450 Cougar Way

Orlando, FL

Gerri McCormick will be hosting a FAFSA help session in the Media Center. FAFSA is a way for you to get free money to college!!

College Admissions 101


Step 1: Apply online and early! Start a checklist of all application requirements, deadlines, fees, usernames/passwords, etc.

Step 2: After submitting your application:

  • Submit payment of application fee or submit fee waiver (if you are on free/reduced lunch or are in AVID please see your school counselor for college application fee waivers)
  • Send official transcripts (order from guidance office-$3 per form)
  • Check to make sure your official SAT/ACT scores were sent to the schools you applied to (you will need to send directly from and/or
  • Submit any additional university requirements (essays, recommendation letters, etc).

Your application will not be considered for review without all of the necessary requirements.

Don't forget to follow up with the universities to make sure your application is complete!


Common Application

What’s new with the 2016-17 Common Application? How have the resources expanded beyond just being a portal to the application process? And where can you find those stubborn supplements? Find the best tips and tricks for the 2016-17 Common App in our extensive, tutorial that takes you through the ins and outs of the most widely used college application platform.
How to Guide to the Common Application (2016-2017) | Tutorial

QuestBridge National College Match

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

Deadline: All components of application are due September 27, 2016 (teacher recommendations, school profile, secondary school report, transcript, test scores)

The QuestBridge National College Match

Coalition Application

There's a new college application platform in town! Watch out, Common App, because the Coalition Application has started rolling out new features. Although the full application won't be available until July, we wanted to poke around and show you what we know so far, and what you can expect in the coming months.
First Look: Preview the Coalition Application Platform as of June 2016

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