Class of 2021-- College Application Process

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    START HEREOverview of Applying to College (separate from Steps below

    Step OneComplete college applications. Use the college's online application, The Common Application, or the Coalition Application.

           Information you may need to complete the Education section of the Common Application:

    • Class size:  463 students
    • We have a grading scale of 4.0.
    • We do not rank officially.  Answer "N/A" to the ranking question.
    • Our CEEB (College Board) code is:  391-045
    • You can find your current cumulative GPA on your Unofficial Transcript, in your Student Portal (under 'Reports').
    • List your 9th grade classes under "Central Bucks HS West" with your other courses (you cannot select Lenape or Tohickon MS). 

     Important:  When filling out the Common App, DO NOT LIST YOUR COUNSELORS OR TEACHERS AS RECOMMENDERS.  We are a "Naviance School," which means we send recommendations through Naviance, not Common App.  

    Step One  

    Step One PowerPoint (Download) 


    Step Two:Your Parent/Guardian must submit a Release of Records Authorization online (CLICK HERE). This form is required before you'll be able to add colleges to your Naviance list, and request your transcript be sent. Please be aware, this form needs to be processed before you'll be able to submit transcript requests (generally within 1-2 school days). 

    Step Two

    Step Two PowerPoint (Download)


     Step Three:

    Add schools to your "Colleges I'm Applying To" list in Naviance. Here is a video explaining that process. The Edit/Delete feature of this list has been turned on! (9/9/20)

    If needed, request a Teacher and/or Counselor recommendation, be sure to use this Step-by-Step guide for requesting Recommendations.

    The Counselor Recommendation Survey is currently available in Naviance; you may begin working on this prior to school

    Step Three  

    Step Three PowerPoint (Download)


     Step Four: Request your Transcripts through Naviance (Available 9/14/20).  Use this Step-by-Step guide for sending Transcripts. College must be in your "Colleges I'm Applying To" list before you can send a transcript. 

    You can also view a video explaining how to sync your Common App and Naviance accounts here


    You must give the Guidance Office 15 School Days (3 weeks) to process Transcript and recommendation requests. Familiarize yourself with application due dates, and submit all required forms on time!  


    Step Four  

    Step Four PowerPoint (Download) 


    Step Five:  Send your official scores, if required, from College Board (for SAT's) or ACT Student (for ACT's).

    Be sure to check the college's website for "Undergraduate Admisssion Requirements," as many have sent emails stating they will be waiving the SAT/ACT requirement this year. 

    Once you've submitted requests, and you want to see whether your materials have been sent, you can use this guide showing How to Check the Status of Your Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations in Naviance. 




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