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Graduation Information for Seniors

Class of 2023 Information - Handout given to seniors in September


College Information for Seniors

** Future Plans Notes

** Naviance Information - How to request Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, etc. 



  • Although we'd like seniors to schedule a college visit on a day FHS doesn't have school, seniors are allotted 2 on-campus college visits.  Students should set up the visit with the college, pick up a 'College Visit' form from the main office and turn the form in 1 week before the visit.
  • In-school visits take place at 9:00 during Advisory. Students should sign up for visits on Naviance then students will be called to the Media Center.



  • Students should begin applying to college(s) beginning in August of his/her senior year. Students can apply via the Common App or Direct to the Institution (through the college's website). 
  • The counselors would like for any student interested in attending college after high school to please apply by Thanksgiving of his/her senior year.  Seniors should make sure he/she is paying attention to deadlines!! 



  • Not all schools require a LOR in order to apply. For those schools that do require a LOR, seniors should make sure they talk to his/her teacher before sending the teacher the electronic LOR request!  Give the teachers 2 weeks notice prior to that college's deadline. 
  • Also, if seniors are applying via the Common App, the counselors must write a LOR. Please give them 2 weeks notice as well.
  • All seniors must fill out a Brag Sheet to help school staff write the glowing LOR that you deserve. Students have been asked to fill out their Brag Sheet on Naviance. 



  • Transcript requests are processed through Naviance.  Please give counselors a 2 week window to get this step completed. 
  • AFTER a student has applied to a college, he/she needs to request the transcript be sent to the college via Naviance. 
  • Naviance step-by-step screencast(s) for how-to request transcripts, LOR's, etc. 
  • Access the Naviance Guide here
  • Review this presentation for a step-by-step guide of the college application process in Naviance.


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):



Scholarship opportunities will be also posted in Naviance each year. New scholarships are posted daily. On the Naviance homepage, at the top, click on 'Colleges' ---> a window will pop up with more options ---> click on 'Scholarship Search' on the far right under 'Scholarships & Money'.