Utah College Application Week at Herriman High will be November 6th – 10th!
Here is what you can expect that week:
The American College Application Campaign (ACAC), is a national intiative of the American Council on Education (ACE) to increase the number of students who pursue a postsecondary education. The purpose of this initative is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one college admissions application during the school day during the designated week.
The college and financial application process in 10 Steps! What will happen the day of:
Step 1: If you are applying online, go to the college application website and find the colleges to which you want to apply. This could be a website with multiple college applications or the website of the college(s) to which you are applying. Check with your school counselor or volunteer if you are unsure. If you are not applying to college online, get a hard copy of the admissions application from your school counselor.
Step 2: If you think you qualify for an application fee waiver – talk to your school counselor.
Step 3: Complete the application(s) to the colleges and universities to which you want to apply.
Step 4: Make note of any additional items you need to submit with your application (essay, transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, recommendation letters).
Step 5: Print out a copy of your confirmation page if you applied online. If you are applying through a paper application, talk to your school counselor about how to make a copy of your application. Keep the confirmation page or a copy of the application for your records!
Step 6: Register for your FAFSA FSA ID – you will need this to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Many grants, loans, and scholarships will require that you submit a FAFSA so this is a very important step. Go here to register for your FAFSA FSA ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. You will need your social security number, your mailing address, and an email address to complete the process. REMEMBER YOUR FSA ID! Write it down if that will help you remember it and keep it in a safe place!
Step 7: After you submit your college application and register for your FSA ID, be sure to submit the Utah College Application Week student survey. Your feedback is extremely important to us.
Step 8: Complete the student sign-out sheet before you leave the computer lab. You will need to list the colleges you applied to and whether you completed the FSA ID process.
Step 9: Be sure to get the handouts provided by your school after you sign-out!
Step 10: Follow-up! Make sure you submit any additional information the colleges you applied to require. This could include recommendation letters, test scores, and high school transcripts. Also, the next important step in the process is completing your FAFSA. You already have your PIN, make sure you submit your FAFSA early next year – it is available January 1st! We will have a FAFSA completion night February 11th at Herriman High School!
Other activities to look forward to as part of Herriman High School’s Utah College Application Week:
*Door decorating kick-off – November 1st during MAP. First, Second and Third place doors win cool prizes!!
*FAFSA completion night- November 13th from 6:00-8:00pm
*College Take Action Night – November 16th from 5:30 – 8:00pm
Many of the Utah colleges will be here to help you with applications.
Attend workshops on topics such as scholarships, how to choose a college, college success, etc.