College Planning, Forms and Checklists

Making Caring Common Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good Through College Admissions
marks the first time in history that a broad coalition of college admissions offices have joined forces to collectively encourage high school students to focus on meaningful ethical and intellectual engagement. The report includes concrete recommendations to reshape the college admissions process and promote greater ethical engagement among aspiring students, reduce excessive achievement pressure, and level the playing field for economically disadvantaged students. It is the first step in a two-year campaign that seeks to substantially reshape the existing college admissions process. The report includes concrete recommendations in three core areas:

  • Promoting more meaningful contributions to others, community service and engagement with the public good.
  • Assessing students’ ethical engagement and contributions to others in ways that reflect varying types of family and community contributions across race, culture and class.
  • Redefining achievement in ways that both level the playing field for economically diverse students and reduce excessive achievement pressure.

Forms (to be completed Junior Year)
Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request Form
Sending IEP and 504 Related Information
     As outlined in the Post-Secondary Guidebook on The Transcript Package page: Students with an Individual Educational Plan (IEP): should meet with their liaison to determine which materials, if any, and when, they should be sent to each college or university. It is the student’s responsibility to send copies to the college.

The Common Application
Common APP Guide for the Class of 2019
Common Application Essay Prompts 
Coalition Application

Financial Aid
CSS Profile
Financial Aid TV- through Framingham State

Supporting Documents
Bedford High School Profile 
Applying to Colleges Outside the United States - Canada and UK
College Planning for Students with Disabilities
Tips for College: Interviews, Visits, Essays and Applications