Lesson 1: Setup your documents.

Google Documents: We use Google Drive to manage and exchange documents. It is a secure platform and most students are familiar with how to create and share Google Documents. 

  • Click here to log into an existing Google account or to establish an account.
  • Click here to access the ‘My Profile’ form. This is an important form that you will maintain and share with people who are assisting you in the college planning process.
    • Make a copy of the document and click onto the box ‘Share it with the same people’ (this will ensure that we have access to the document that you have created).
    • Replace ‘Copy of’ in the name of the document with your first and last name (properly capitalized).
    • Select ‘SHARE’ to confirm that the document has been shared to cpc@collegeplanningcohort@.com. You may also add the email address of your parent, mentor, or cohort facilitator.
  • Click here to access the ’12th Grade Classroom Narratives’ document. This document has been established to assist you in gathering your thoughts; creating drafts of your essays; and engaging in narrative reflection regarding some of the topics that will be referenced during the college and scholarship application processes. It is good practice to keep all of your narrative writing, essays, and writing responses in a single document for ease of retrieval. There are many essays and writing responses that you will use multiple times in applying to colleges and for scholarships.
    • Make a copy of the document and click onto the box ‘Share it with the same people’ (this will ensure that we have access to the document that you have created).
    • Replace ‘Copy of’ in the name of the document with your first and last name (properly capitalized).
    • Select ‘SHARE’ to confirm that the document has been shared to mailto:cpc@ollegeplanningcohort@.com. You may also add the email address of your parent, mentor, or cohort facilitator.
  • Upload and share each of the following documents:
    • Your high school transcript and college transcript if you have taken dual enrollment classes
    • A copy of your SAT and ACT Score Reports
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Your résumé
    • A copy of your High School Profile (you may need to request from your counselor). Click here for a sample of a high school profile…

Lesson 2: Ensure that the following documents are easily accessible:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • You and your parents’ 2017 Federal Income Taxes
  • All awards and dates of involvement, for all employment and extracurricular activities throughout high school
  • CEEB Code for your high school. Click here to lookup the CEEB Code for your high school…
  • Contact information for teachers who will be providing recommendations
  • Contact information for your high school counselor
  • Usernames and passwords for any accounts that you have already established, such as the Common Application, FAFSA, and college applications