College Resources & Forms

Transcript Request Form
This form must be completed at least THREE WEEKS before your first college application/scholarship deadline.  It should be emailed back to your counselor. 

Graduate Transcript Request
Students that have graduated Mountain Lakes High School should complete this form should they need their transcripts sent to an outside organization. All completed forms should be sent to Mrs. Nicholson. 

Release of Records
This "one time" pink form is signed by both student and parent and placed in the Guidance File. It authorizes Guidance to release transcript information to coaches and colleges.

Student Brag Sheet
This form needs to be completed in Naviance.  It provides additional information for the counselor to incorporate into a recommendation letter and is included in transcript packet. (About Me Tab --> Surveys)

Parent Brag Sheet
This form needs to be completed once and turned in to the student's counselor. It provides additional information for the counselor to incorporate into a recommendation letter and is included in transcript packet.

Brag Sheet for Teacher Recommendations
This form needs to be completed and turned in to each teacher writing one of your recommendations. It must be given to each teacher at least 3 weeks before your first college deadline. 

Graduation Diploma Data Request  

1st Quarter Grade Request
Complete this form if you applied EA or ED to a college and would like your 1st quarter grades sent to any of those colleges. MLHS does not send these grades out automatically since not all colleges require them. That said, students who are proud of their 1st quarter grades are encouraged to send them anyway.

Student Opt-out Form
Under the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to military recruiters, college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9528; 10 USC 503). However, students or their parents have the right to instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released. This is the opt-out document.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES

Missed any Guidance Presentations?  Check out our YouTube channel HERE!

Application Basics Event for Seniors
Click HERE for a link to the presentation from this event. 

Financial Aid Presentation 
Click HERE for a link to the presentation from this event, hosted by Ed Zamora from Principia Prep. 

College Essay Presentation 
Click HERE for a link to the presentation from this event, hosted by Randy Levin.

Senior Parent Coffee: Transition to College Tips
Click HERE for notes from this discussion. 

MLHS College Application Timeline
A month-by-month schedule for the college search and application process beginning in January of junior year. 

Summer College Essay Workshop
During Summer 2018, Mr. Henry and Mrs. Giurlando ran college essay sessions for Seniors. Click HERE for a link to the presentation.

Matching your Common App and Naviance Accounts
Students must match their Common App and Naviance accounts so that school faculty can send college application documents electronically. 

Admissions Glossary of Terms
This is a list of common terms used in the college admissions process

The College Visit
Some tips to help students prepare for their college visits

Should I Send It?
This flowchart, created by Tufts, helps students determine what supplemental material they should send to colleges

Practice College Interview Questions
Questions often asked on college interviews 

Colleges with Subject Test Requirements
This is a list of colleges that require, recommend, or consider SAT Subject Tests. These policies change from year-to-year, so be sure to check with your individual institutions.

 

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