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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Getting my counselor involved in my Common App -- how?

Hey, I've been trying to get organized with my applications, and I know I need my guidance counselor to send in my transcript and stuff. Can anyone walk me through how to add my guidance counselor to my Common App? I want to make sure I do it right and well ahead of time.

8 months ago

Hey there! Happy to walk you through adding your guidance counselor to your Common App. First, you'll need to log into your Common Application account. Once you're in, navigate to the 'My Colleges' section and select a college you are applying to. From there, go to the 'Recommenders and FERPA' section, which you'll find in each college's specific application page. You'll be prompted to complete the FERPA Release Authorization here — make sure to read and understand this section before agreeing.

After agreeing, you can invite recommenders, including your guidance counselor. To do so, click on 'Invite Counselor', and then you will need to provide their email address. Your counselor will then receive an email with instructions on how to create an account (if they don't already have one) and how to upload your transcript along with other necessary documents. It's a great idea to get this done ahead of time, so your counselor has plenty of time to compile and send all the needed materials. Remember to follow up with them to ensure everything was received and to thank them for their assistance!

8 months ago

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