Northwest High School College Application Resources
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| Northwest Guides ♦ Transcript Requests ♦ Colleges Still Accepting Applications ♦ College Application Fee Waivers including waivers issued as part of the Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC)♦ The Common App & Black Common App ♦
The Coalition for College Access Platform ♦ The College Essay ♦
Application Components, Resume & Terms ♦ The College Interview ♦
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) | MHEC & the Academic Common Market ♦
The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities ♦
The Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) A Video Tutorial |
Northwest College Application Guides:
- The Northwest College Application Process: Seniors | post 6 September 2022 |
- The Northwest Senior Year Survival Guide | post 6 September 2022 |
- What Happens Next After the Application has been Submitted? Document Tracking | post 11 November 2022 |
- Authorization to Release Records Form must be completed and on file in the Counseling Office before any records (including transcripts) can be released.
- Transcript Requests Google Form for the 2022-2023 College Application Cycle. | updated 6 September 2022 |
- Mid-Year Transcript Requests: To request a mid-year transcript, please complete this form. Mid-year transcripts will be available to be sent from our registrar's office around the middle of February. Do not use this form for INITIAL transcript requests.
- Scholarship Transcript Request Form
College Application Fee Waiver Information & Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC*) Resources:
- College Application Fee Waiver Information for Common App, Coalition Northwest HS students & parents
- Resource: College Application Fee Waivers & Discounts for Students compliments of EduMed.org
*Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) waiver opportunities will post here when available.
The Common App & Black Common App:
- The Common App Home Page: Search for current Essay Prompts with Tips & Tools
- The Common App Matching Guide
- The Common Application (PDF) presented by Meredith Lombardi, Associate Director, Outreach & Education, The Common Application
- The Common Application Workshop Recording, presented by Meredith Lombardi, Associate Director, Outreach & Education, The Common Application
- MCPS Common App Webinar Resources: Are You Common App Ready? webinar recording | Slide presentation
- Inside The Common App: The Beginner's Guide to The Common Application: A step-by-step guide to capitalize on every section | webinar |
- How to Make the Common App Less Common Summer Workshop recording presented by CollegeWise
- The Black Common App: Apply to several member institutions and pay one application fee.
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The College Essay Resources:
- The College Essay presented by the Montgomery College Writing Center
- The College Essay Summer Workshop recording presented by College Wise.
- Brainstorming for an Outstanding Personal Essay on YouTube with The College Essay Guy presented to MCPS high school students
- From essaymasters.com: How to Write an Essay and Get Into Harvard. This is a free resource made available to MCPS high school students. Email is required to access the document.
College Resume | Application Components | Terms:
- The College Application Resume (Sample)
- The College Application Components Workshop presented with Clarksburg, Damascus, and Northwest high schools
- Glossary of College Career Terms
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The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities):
- MCABSE HBCU Event on YouTube: Homecoming Edition (1:52:25 run time)
- HBCU: Reasons to Attend on YouTube (12:12 run time)
- 180 or Less: The History of the HBCU on YouTube (3:12 run time)
- The Importance and Relevancy of HBCU's | The One Story on YouTube (8 min run time)
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