• Class of 2023-- College Application Process   

    Welcome to the "How-To" page for all students applying to college (for matriculation in Fall of 2023).

    • Students - if you missed the L&L Workshops during the first two weeks of school, you may view this narrated presentation which reviewes the entire College Application Process here:  https://www.wevideo.com/view/2787078897
       
    • ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ABOUT APPLYING TO COLLEGE IS CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE, AND IN THE LINKED/ATTACHED DOCUMENTS. 
      Students applying to college are expected to read these instructions and download/save the step-by-step guides provided.
    • Your counselors will offer WORKSHOPS during Lunch & Learn during the first weeks of school to review this information and answer questions.
    • Download/print this COLLEGE PACKET which contains all of the instructions in one .pdf document, or you can print the individual pages linked to each Step below.

    Step One:  Submit a signed release of records authorization

    Download this form, fill out, and return to Mrs. Trodden in the Student Services Office:   Release of Records Authorization. 

    We need permission to share your school records with colleges. Once the signed form is returned, we will activate the feature in Naviance which allows you to request your transcripts to be sent to colleges. Please allow 1-2 school-days for this form to be processed. If you are under 18, you must have a parent/guardian sign this form. 

     

    Step Two:  complete college applications

    You may use the college's specific online application, The Common Application, or the Coalition Application.  

    Most students use the Common App, and submit that application to all colleges.  Download this guide to starting your Common App -- there are steps you MUST TAKE before you can request transcripts through Naviance. 

           Information you may need to complete the Education section of the Common Application for the Class of 2023:

    • Class size:  505 students
    • We have a weighted grading scale of 4.0.
    • Date of graduation is June 15, 2023.
    • We do not rank officially.  Answer "N/A" to the ranking question.
    • Our CEEB (College Board) code is:  391045
    • 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).  

     
    Step Three:  request your transcripts through naviance

    Starting on September 7, 2022, you will be able to request transcripts through Naviance, provided the above steps have been taken.  Download and follow all instructions in this Step-by-Step guide for sending Transcripts. The College must be listed in your "Colleges I'm Applying To" list in Naviance before you can request a transcript to be sent. 

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

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

     

    Step Four: request letters of recommendation through naviance

    If your college requires Teacher and/or Counselor letter(s) of recommendation, you must follow this Step-by-Step guide for requesting Recommendations.

    • If requesting a Teacher recommendation, it is important that you DO NOT LIST YOUR COUNSELORS OR TEACHERS AS RECOMMENDERS in Common App. We are a "Naviance School," which means we send recommendations through Naviance, not Common App. 
    • If requesting a Counselor recommendation, follow the Step-by-Step guide.  (You do not request through Naviance, but rather fill out the Request for Counselor Recommendation Survey, and submit that to the Student Services Office.)  

     

    Step Five: Send test scores (if required)

    Send your official scores, if required, from College Board (for SAT's) or ACT Student (for ACT's).  Use this Guide to Submitting Test Scores

    Be sure to check the college's website for "Undergraduate Admission Requirements," as many schools may be "Test Optional" and do not require that you send test scores.

    Pro-Tip:  If you self-report any test scores into Common App, they will be sent to ALL colleges. If you want to apply test-optional to some schools, then it's best NOT to enter ANY scores in Common App, and then just send your scores to the schools you want to (and don't send to the schools you don't want to).

    To find a current list of SAT/ACT optional schools click here. 

     

    For information about Financial Aid and filling out the FAFSA, please see our Financial Aid webpage

    You must give the guidance office 15 school days (3 weeks) to process transcript and recommendation requests.   

    Please note the following deadlines for submitting Transcript Requests (15 days prior to College Application deadline.)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE                                 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST DEADLINE

    October 15, 2022                                                        September 23, 2022

    November 1, 2022                                                      October 14, 2022

    November 15, 2022                                                    October 25, 2022

    December 1, 2022                                                       November 7, 2022

    January 1, 2023                                                           December 2, 2022

    January 15, 2023                                                         December 16, 2022

    February 1, 2023                                                         January 10, 2023

    February 15, 2023                                                       January 23, 2023

    March 1, 2023                                                              February 6, 2023