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Information Links for the College Admission Process

Naviance*

Career Cruising*

*Stop by the CCRC or your counselor office to pick up the usename/password if you don't know it already.

CCRC Hours

The CCRC is open as follows:

7:15am to 3:30pm M-F

 

To set up individual appointments, contact the CCRC Secretary.

CCRC Secretary

Armstrong, Mary
Instructional Assistant marmstrong@elmhurst205.org

CCRC Counselor

Thompson, Amy
College and Career Counselor athompson@elmhurst205.org

CCRC Phone Numbers

Mary Armstrong

630-617-2460

 

Amy Thompson

630-617-2472

Class of 2014: Where Are They Now?

This report is based upon the final transcript requests of the Class of 2014.

Class of 2014 Specific College List.docx

Common App Corner

Follow these steps in your Common App account. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to "match" your Naviance account to your Common App account.

1. Log into your Common App Account.

2. Click on the "Common App" tab (one of the four navigational tabs)

3. On the left, will be a list of pages you have to complete. Click on "Education".

4. Complete this entire section. This is the only section of the "Common App" tab you have to complete to enable Naviance matching.

5. If you already have added colleges to your "My Colleges" tab, click on the red bar for one of the schools. Then, click on "Recommenders and FERPA". Complete this section. If you have not completed the "Education" section on the "Common App" tab, you will not be able to complete this section. If you do not have any colleges listed in your "My Colleges" tab, you will need to add them by clicking on the "College Search" tab, search for your schools and add them to your list of colleges. 

 

Once those two sections are completed, you should log into your Naviance account, click on "Colleges I'm Applying To", enter your common app username (email address), and click on "match". The matching should be complete. If it does not work, you need to go back and re-check the steps above to ensure that the necessary sections are complete. 

 

Welcome

The College Career Resource Center (CCRC) is available to our students to assist them in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty or trade school would be required to accomplish their career goals.

The subjects at the left will help students work through the process of deciding on a career and/or a college. It provides the tools necessary to travel through the post-high school planning process.

2014-15 CCRC Programming

York High School's Counseling Department works to help families prepare for life after high school. In that light, here is a list of this year's programming offered via the College & Career Resource Center.

 

Date/Time/Location Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description

Completed

Make-Up Session for Students on 8/26

 

 

 

Senior Summer Sessions Seniors and their parent(s)/guardian(s)

Hands-on sessions to explain how we use Naviance for transcripts and letters of recommendation. The PowerPoint that was used is available on the "Information from Senior Programs: page of the CCRC website. 

Completed

 

 

 

Senior College Meetings Seniors Seniors who did not attend this session should stop by the CCRC to pick up a copy of their unofficial transcript and the handout. A link for the Prezi can be found on the "Information from Senior Programs" page of the CCRC website.

Completed

 

 

 

Senior Parent Saturday Senior parent(s)/guardian(s)

Welcome Session followed by breakout sessions: 

  • Conquering College Cost, (handouts available for pick up)
  • Applying to College, (Prezi and handout available on "Information from Senior Programs" page of CCRC website)
  • College for Students with IEP's and 504's (handouts available for pick up or email Mrs. Thompson)

OPEN

 

Online

 

Naviance Transcript Requests Open to York Seniors Seniors This will be the first day that seniors will be able to make transcript requests in Naviance. Pink tracking sheets should also be turned in for each request the same day or very next day after requesting in Naviance.

Wednesday, 10/1:

Periods 2-6

 

Aurora East HS

 

National Hispanic College Fair Latino Juniors and Sophomores (as space allows) The National Hispanic College Fair organization provides a bus for us to bring our students to this college fair.

Thursday, 10/16:

7pm

 

Auditorium

 

College Information Night: Junior Parents Parent(s)/guardian(s) of Juniors This program is presented to provide an overview of testing, test prep, timeline for college planning, conducting college research, visits, and much more.

Mid-October

Various Periods, TBD

Auditorium

 

Junior College Meetings Juniors Large group presentation to help juniors jump start their college search process. Juniors attend during their PE class and if they do not have PE, must attend during a free period such as lunch, study hall, or before or after school.

Monday, 12/1 through

Thursday, 12/4

 

Hands-On Naviance Sessions Juniors Juniors will attend small group sessions in computer labs to learn the ins and outs of using Naviance.

Monday, 12/8

7pm

 

Auditorium

 

College of DuPage Information Night Seniors Seniors planning to attend College of DuPage after graduation should attend this informational session which will be co-lead by Mrs. Thompson and our COD representative, Mr. Jose Alferez. Parents are welcome to attend with their student.

Monday, 12/15 and

Tuesday, 1/6

Lunch Periods

 

Commons

 

Alumni Visit Days Any York students Recent York graduates will attend one or both dates and be available to talk with students about their experiences in college and specifically about their college campus.

Thursday, 1/22

7pm

 

OR

 

Friday, 1/23

Lunch Periods

 

CCRC

 

FAFSA Completion Workshops Seniors and their parent(s)/guardian(s) These workshops are meant to be hands-on so that families can work on and file their FAFSA. 

Tuesday, 2/10

7pm 

Auditorium

 

and 

 

8pm

Commons

 

College Planning Night

 

and

 

Highly Selective College Admission

 

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and their student(s) in Grades 9, 10, 11.

Overview of college options: 2- year versus 4-year, Public versus Private. Tips on how to start the college planning/search process. College Representatives from College of DuPage, a 4-year public institution, and 4-year private institution will co-lead this presentation.

 

AND

 

Overview of and insight to the Highly Selective College Admission process. Representatives from two highly selective colleges will share their experiences to help guide parents and students in understanding the admission practices and process at institutions that admit a low percentage of applicants.

 

Thursday, 2/15

Periods 1-7

 

College of DuPage

 

Black Student Leadership Conference Sophomore & Junior Students Students of color face unique questions and potential obstacles when planning for life after high school. This conference aims to help eliminate obstacles and inspire students to achieve their goals.

Thursday, 3/5

Periods 2-7

 

College of DuPage

 

College of DuPage Field Trip Seniors who have been admitted to COD Senior who plan to attend COD after graduation and who have applied for admission will be invited to attend this field trip. Participants will learn the process to register for classes, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and much, much more!

Monday, 4/20

6:15pm - Reception

7:00pm - Program

 

Commons

 

Scholarship Night Seniors who have earned scholarships from local and other organizations Local and other organizations who wish to send a representative to present their award to recipients in the Class of 2015 will be invited to attend. Seniors receiving these awards and their immediate family will also be invited.

Friday, 5/1

Lunch Periods

 

Commons

 

Duke Decision Day Seniors Seniors are invited to wear their college and/or military shirts to school and to place a marker on our giant map to share their post-high school decision.