- GMHS College Road Map
- GMHS Naviance College Application Steps
- Requesting Transcripts
- Transcript Request Deadlines (see chart below)
- National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Senior Checklist – This checklist includes steps to tackle each month to apply to college. Please cross-reference these general steps with requirements for the colleges that interest you.
- GMHS Senior College Application Checklist
- GMHS Junior Packet
Any student who will need a counselor letter of recommendation for college applications needs to complete the Senior Worksheet and have a parent complete the Parent Brag Sheet. These materials are due one month before the first college application deadline.
- Senior Worksheet – This form is found in Naviance and should be filled out by the student.
- Parent/Guardian Brag Sheet – Parents/Legal Guardians: Please complete the Parent/Guardian Brag Sheet and email it to your child’s counselor.
- FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Release Form - Students: Please fill out this form with your parent/legal guardian using your FCCPS email account.
More than 150 colleges and universities accept the Coalition Application for admission. Colleges typically open their Coalition Application on or after August 1.
For Fall 2021 admission, the Coalition Application is accepted by four out of the 15 public four-year colleges and universities in Virginia (Christopher Newport, James Madison, Virginia Tech, and William & Mary).
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The Common Application is accepted by nearly 900 colleges and universities. The Common Application launches on August 1 for Fall 2021 admission. The Common Application guide for first-time students may be helpful to review.
For Fall 2021 admission, the Common Application is accepted by 12 out of the 15 four-year public colleges and universities in Virginia (Christopher Newport, George Mason, Longwood, Norfolk State, Old Dominion, Radford, Mary Washington, University of Virginia, UVA's College at Wise, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech, and William & Mary).
Match your Common Application and Naviance Accounts
After August 1, students need to match their Common Application with Naviance.
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