College Application Process

LAHS College Application Process

Step 1: Most of our students are using the Common Application

Set up a Common App account: go to 


Under the “Recommenders & FERPA” section you will find the FERPA statement Fill out the FERPA completely. Students should consider waiving their right of review, this assures confidentiality (to discuss this further, see your counselor)


Step 2: Matching Naviance and Common App Accounts

You can only match accounts AFTER setting up a Common App account and selecting at least one college.

Students can access Naviance through their account

 Go to your Naviance Student account and click on the Colleges tab and then Colleges I’m Applying To - you will see a message that walks you through matching your accounts


Step 3: Request Teacher Recommendation

**All Teachers should be asked IN PERSON before they are requested on Naviance""

"" Please ask teachers at least four weeks in advance of college application deadline.


Request letters under the Colleges >Under Apply to College click on Letters of  Recommendation 

Click on “Add requests” or the + icon

Select teachers from the Teacher List and click on “Update Requests”

Students can select a “General” request that will go to all colleges that a student is applying to (if the college accepts recommendations) or students can make specific requests to only certain colleges.

** If students are requesting a letter of recommendation from someone outside of the school, that should be requested through the Common App., not Naviance.  

*** If a student is not applying through the Common App., the teacher recommendations and transcripts should still be requested through Naviance. To do that, students need to add the college in Naviance.


Step 4: Counselor Recommendation Form

 If a counselor recommendation is required, please complete the School Counselor Recommendation Form and return it to your counselor as early in the school year as possible, at least two weeks before the earliest college deadline. 


Step 5: Requesting Transcripts

Transcripts must be requested at least 5 school days in advance of the application deadline. Please complete the Transcript Requet Form and return it to Mrs. Aikey in the Guidance Office.



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