STEPS TO APPLYING
1. Complete Application
There are three different ways that a college can accept an application, see below for details.
Apply Texas (Open July 1st)
If you are applying to a Texas school, use www.applytexas.org for your application website. Apply Texas allows you to complete one application and copy it to any other colleges that you might be looking to apply to. Some colleges require essays. Make sure to write these essays and have them checked for grammar and content. Email me if you would like to have them checked!
Many private and out of state schools use Common App. The CommonApp often requires additional counselor input that I will need to complete. Let me know immediately if you are using the Common App. Please see me before asking teachers to do their recommendations. All evaluations/recommendations will go through your Family Connections account. You must link your Family Connections account to your Common App. Here are the steps to making that happen.
School Applications (Baylor, UMHB, TCU, etc)
Some private colleges use their own application that is not ApplyTexas or CommonApp. Please make sure you list Brittany Kutter as your counselor, so that I will receive emails on documents missing from your account. Often times these accounts will include a SendEDU PIN# after applying. Please make sure to get that to me, so that I can send in your forms.
**PAYMENTS FOR ANY APPLICATION**
Each school requires a different application fee. If you have used a fee waiver for the SAT/ACT, you qualify for a fee waiver and may be able to apply for free. If you didn't use a fee waiver, but qualify for one, please see me so I can give you an alternate application waiver. NOTE: each school uses their own policies on whether or not they will accept application fee waivers.
2. Send in your SAT or ACT Scores
Colleges want an official documentation of your scores. Log in to your CollegeBoard.org account or ACTstudent.org account to send your scores. You are allowed to send to 4 schools for free before you take the test. If you miss this opportunity, or need to send to more than 4 schools, it is around $11 per each additional score. Do this as soon as you know where you are applying! This can be the longest part.
3. Send in your transcript
Transcripts are requested through Family Connections. Please see the "Requesting Transcripts" page on the right side for more information.
4. Recommendation Requests
Many colleges do not require recommendation letters. Please check the college's website and with Mrs. Kutter before asking a teacher to write a recommendation. Directions can be found on the "Letters of Recommendation" page on the right side. If letters are optional, and you do not meet automatic admissions- it is HIGHLY recommended that you submit letters of recommendation.
5. After Applying
After submitting your application, you should receive an AIS (Applicant Information Systems) account to track your application. You MUST log in and check to make sure that all parts have been received in a timely manner. DO NOT wait until the week before the deadline, as your documents might not make it. Please notify me of any documents that have not been received.
Please list Mrs. Kutter as your counselor on ALL college and scholarship applications.
Notify Mrs. Kutter of ALL college acceptances and scholarship offers, regardless of whether attending or not.