350 Raritan Road Roselle, NJ 07203
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College Application Process

Roselle Catholic High School 
College Application Process 2016-2017

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
 Complete all college applications online. 
•  To apply online: Create an account at the college website or through Common App and access it as often as necessary until you are finished with your application. When you are satisfied, submit it. If more than one school accepts the Common Application, we suggest you use Common App to apply.
  There is usually provision for paying for the application fee online by credit card.
 
COLLEGE ESSAYS
 The college essay is an integral piece of the college application process; therefore, students should work diligently on their college essays. 
 Students should also allow someone such as their guidance counselor or English teacher to read the essay.
 
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
•  College representatives regularly visit to showcase their school and speak with students.  
 College visits will be announced during morning homeroom and posted on Naviance. 
 The visits will take place in the cafeteria during the lunch period. 
 It is important that you meet and make a connection with these college representatives during the application process.  
 
RECOMMENDATIONS
 Your teachers and counselors will provide recommendations electronically via Naviance.
 Please submit requests for recommendations to teachers via Naviance. 
 Please verify with your recommending teacher and your counselor that they have received your electronic transcript and recommendation request. 
 
TRANSCRIPTS
•  Submit a Transcript Request Form to your counselor for every school you apply to.
•  Please submit online transcript requests through Naviance in addition to the Transcript Request Form. 
•  Common Application Forms will be sent electronically.
•  All transcripts will be sent via Naviance. 
•  There will be a transcript fee of $5.00 per transcript.
•  All fees must be submitted with your Transcript Request Form.
 
NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION
•  All documents will be sent through Naviance eDocs for all Common Application schools and schools that use eDocs.
  If a school does not accept eDocs; notify your counselor and add that school to your list in Naviance.
 
TEST SCORES
•  Send SAT scores (www.collegeboard.org) and ACT scores (www.actstudent.org) directly from the testing website. 
•  VERY IMPORTANT:  This is the only way for colleges to receive your official SAT or ACT scores.  Roselle Catholic does not mail or fax official scores. They MUST be sent by the testing company. It may take several weeks for scores to arrive and most colleges will not accept rushed scores.  
•  College Board Code: 311328
 
DEADLINES
•  We recommend that you apply online by the first week of November.  
•  Most deadlines are much later, but applying early increases the likelihood of acceptance and reduces your anxiety.  
•  If you are applying to a County College we advise you to wait until February.
 
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
•  Rutgers’ deadline is December 1.  
•  Non public school students do not have a NJ Smart ID.  
•  Transcripts and letters are NOT sent to Rutgers.  
•  You report your grades using your unofficial transcript as a guidance to fill in the SRAR which is separate from the application.  
•  You can get an unofficial transcript from Mrs. Mongiovi in the Guidance Office.

ITEM
APPLICATION DEADLINE
REQUESTS DUE TO GUIDANCE
Early Action / Decision Application November 1 October 19
Early Action/Decision Application November 15 October 30
Rutgers University December 1
Request an unofficial transcript by November 23rd from Mrs. Mongiovi
Regular Applications First week of January December 1
Regular Applications After first week of January or Jan 15 January 4
Rolling Applications Rolling Must be two weeks in advance
Scholarship Applications   Must be two weeks in advance

MID -YEAR REPORTS 
 Mid-year reports are sent to colleges in early February after mid-term exams if required.
 
FINANCIAL AID
•  Use www.fastweb.com for your scholarship search!
•  Before completing the FAFSA you and your parents must register for a FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov 
•  Starting October 1, 2016 apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Use the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
•  Also check with each college to see if you need the CSS Profile for financial aid. Most do not require it.
•  There will be a Financial Aid Workshop at RC on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00PM.
 
ADMISSIONS DECISIONS
•  Please provide your counselor with a copy of all your admission decision letters.