Seniors Class of 2018

Join us for Senior College Application Night Thursday, Sept 21 at 6:00pm in the PAC.  Learn everything you need to know about completing your college applications using Naviance and/or Common App. 

Senior Financial Aid Night/Workshop: October 5th at 6:00pm in the Media Center.  Come get expert help and advice about filing your FAFSA from our staff and financial aid officers from local colleges.

Financial Aid video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNv7vRmczF4#action=share

Completing the FAFSA




Applications: Do you need to know where to start?!?

Make sure you have added the schools that you are applying to in Naviance (“Colleges I’m applying to”).

 All transcript requests are done in Naviance:  www.connection.naviance.com/sherwoodhigh

1.       Go to the "College" tab

2.       Click on "colleges I'm applying to”

3.       Click on the link "request transcripts"

4.       Click on the "FERPA" assignment found in the "tasks assigned to me" tab and complete the questions.

    •  FERPA stands for “Family Education Rights and Privacy Act” and when you complete this assignment you are giving SHS permission to send your transcripts/other education information to the schools you are applying to. If you are applying to a Common App school you will also have a FERPA waiver within the application to fill out.

5.       Under "my applications" click on the link "have you applied?" and let us know when you have submitted            your application to your colleges.  Don’t wait until the last day before the deadline to submit your                       applications!  We need time to send your transcripts after your application has been submitted.

All of these steps must be completed prior to your deadline so that we can send your transcripts in a timely manner. If you have any questions about this process or any other college application questions, please see Mrs. Van Andel, Ms. Micheo or Mrs. Barton for help


Letters of Recommendation:

You only need teacher/counselor letters of recommendation if you are applying to a Common App school, or another school that doesn’t use the Common Application but requires letters.  Most Oregon Public Universities (OSU, OIT, PSU, WOU, EOU, and SOU), Community Colleges, and University of California Schools do not require or accept letters of recommendation for the admissions process.  

 If you need letters of recommendation, follow these instructions:

1.       Complete your brag sheet.

2.       Ask the teachers in person (most schools require letters from core academic subjects).

3.       Once the teachers agree to write your letter, go see Rebecca Barton to assign those teachers to write your            letter.

4.       Make sure to connect your Common Application with your Naviance account by entering your Common            App email address.  This can’t be done until you have completed the FERPA waiver in Common App at               the end of the application (this is one of the final steps in completing your portion of the Common                       App).

5.     Once you see that your recommenders have completed their tasks, make sure to thank them!


If you have questions, we are here to help!  Contact Mrs. Barton or your school counselor for an individual appointment at your convenience.