Seniors:  Now that you have done your college planning and research, it is time to apply to college.  You should begin this process in fall of your senior year. Check out these steps to The College Application Process.

Students should contact their high school’s counseling office to request college recommendations, request transcripts for colleges and request transcripts for college.  Completing your school’s online form will allow your recommendation writer to access your information. Don’t forget to ask your recommendation writer, in advance (at least two weeks), for a letter of recommendation.

Jamestown Counseling

Lafayette Counseling

Warhill Counseling

Remember to apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships! The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available to complete on-line starting October 1st.  Students should check with each college for their priority deadlines for the FAFSA.  Some colleges may also require an additional financial aid form, like the CCS Profile.

PLEASE…. Your counseling office will need copies of all Acceptance/Scholarship letters especially the financial page if they offer scholarships. We need all letters whether you plan to attend or not. We collect it for our end-of-year report; Senior Awards, Virginia Gazette, etc.

See your school counselor if you have any questions.

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