College Before and After Admission
How to Apply for College?
First, find out how they want you to send in your application…..
- Common App – Ms. Garcia sends transcripts and recommendation letter.
- Institutional Application – You apply directly to the school and request a transcript by filling out the transcript request to Ms. Bledsoe on the school’s website.
Complete all parts of the application and request from either Ms. Bledsoe or Ms. Garcia, the things you need, such as transcripts or a recommendation letter.
- Make sure you have a SCOIR account set up! An e-mail was sent to set it up. To log in click HERE. – SCOIR will be used to send all college application documents.
SCOIR- Accounts need to be set up. All recommendation letter request and fee waivers go through SCOIR.
- Do you have free or reduced lunch? You will need to indicate that on the Common App and Ms. Garcia will confirm.
- If you need to submit a waiver from Collegeboard or ACT look at the attachments below for the steps!
- All SAT and ACT waivers go through Ms. Sans Gomez.
ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED TO COLLEGE
- Applying to and being accepted to college
- Completing your FAFSA and FFAA (Bright Futures)
Now you have received an Award Letter, so how do you analyze it? Below are a few samples letters. Please keep the following in mind:
- COA = Cost of Attendance
- EFC = Estimated Family Contribution
- Award = Grants, Loans, Work study, and scholarships.
- Unmet Need = How much you are expected to pay for college after financial aid and scholarships are subtracted.
Don’t Forget to Think About:
- Transportation and Travel
- Personal Expenses
- Health Coverage
- Weather-Specific Clothing
- Social Life Expenses
To help determine your family contribution and cost of college, please try out the US Department of Education’s: Net Price Calculator
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State University MATRIX
Seniors, click below for the State University MATRIX that provides important information about the 12 State Universities in Florida.
These are the scores for the middle 50% of students admitted to either the fall or summer of 2021.
The matrix gives you the median GPA, SAT/ACT scores, type of application details/waivers, deadlines, financials, and general information.
Please make sure to apply early, even if you do not have SAT/ACT scores.
- FAFSA & Bright Futures Info Sheet
- 5 Things to do after FAFSA
- Choosing Schools
- What is a Pell Grant?
- When Should You Appeal FAFSA
- FAFSA Worksheet ENGLISH
- FAFSA Planilla ESPANOL
- FAFSA vs CSS
- Bright Futures: Information for Bright Futures APPLY FOR FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES
- Collegeboard: Opt-in on the Collegeboard Scholarship search! Click HERE
- Big Futures Scholarship Search
- Search for Careers and Majors
- Scholarship Links: Scholarships Basics & Tips
- MDC American Dream Scholarship MDC Scholarships – Click on the Blue Button on the Right that says “Apply for Fall-Spring Scholarships Now”
- Jorge Mas Canosa Scholarship for Cuban Americans
- MDC Scholarships
- FIU Scholarships
- FSU Scholarships
- UF Scholarships
- UCF Scholarships
- Scholarship Portal
- UM Scholarships
- Merit Based Scholarships
- Scholarships by State
- Scholarships by University/College
- Scholarship by Major
- Scholarship by Type
- Scholarships for Grades 9-12
- Company Sponsored Scholarships Easy Scholarships
- Financial Aid for Minority Students
- Colleges that Meet 100% Financial Need
- Collegeboard Opportunity Scholarship (CLASS OF 2020 ONLY)
- Gates Scholarship
- Undocumented Students Click HERE for Info.
- Colleges that meet 100% of Financial Aid Need for Undocumented Students
- Immigrants Rising
- THE DREAM – For Undocumented, TPS, and DACA
- Golden Door Scholarship for DACA recipients