APPLYING TO POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS**Seniors Please Watch!****Click HERE to view the post-secondary/college application video presentation for the Class of 2021with narration by Lead Counselor Mr Paul BrigmanClick HERE to view the post-secondary/college application power point for the Class of 2021created together by Mrs Bethany Chamberlain & Mr Paul Brigman (without narration).CLASS of 2021 SENIOR TRANSCRIPT REQUESTSPlease complete the online transcript request form for EACH and EVERY school you are applying, including colleges who do not need a transcript (self-report) at this time. Exception Penn State - not needed as they send us daily updates of applications.Please have this information handy when your fill out the form:1. List of schools and due dates2. Type of application (Common App, Coalition, School's own application)3.Name of Counselor writing recommendation if needed(for Class of 2021 only)View these handy flow-charts below for steps on applying to the many different types of colleges:Flow Charts:IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION FROM PENN STATE
The following dates/deadlines are for students entering Penn State as first-year students in 2021 (summer/fall admission).
August 1, 2020 - Applications for undergraduate admission become available
October 1, 2020 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
November 15, 2020 – Penn State’s NEW Early Action filing deadline (extended to Nov 15th for Fall 2021 only)! Students will receive notification by Dec 24, 2020.
*IMPORTANT - Penn State will continue to accept applications on a ROLLING BASIS, however admission to Penn State becomes more competitive when applying after November 15, 2020.
November 1, 2020 –Schreyer Honors College priority filing date - no extension - for maximum consideration and interview opportunity.
December 1, 2020 – FAFSA recommended filing date
December 24, 2020 – Early Action applicants will receive their decision (admit, defer, deny).
Mid-February, 2021 – Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in Early Action.
May 1, 2021 – National Decision Day (enrollment deposits are due)!
SAT / ACT scores will not be required for Fall 2021 applicants - you may send them through Collegeboard if you feel they will add to your application, however you will in no way be disadvantaged either way.
Penn State Coalition applications are discouraged unless this is your only option. Please read the instructions thoroughly if you are planning on using the Coalition. University of Washington is a popular Coalition application-only school.
TRANSCRIPTS FOR OTHER PURPOSES:
For other current student transcript requests:
- Official transcript request (scholarships, etc): Please email Kathy Dodson firstname.lastname@example.org with request information.
- Unofficial transcript request (coaches, personal use, etc): Please email Stephanie Blake email@example.com and a transcript will be emailed to you.
For alumni or past student transcript requests please go to https://www.scasd.org/Page/31274