College Application Information

Link to Naviance Page

Link to Common Application
With instant access to nearly 700 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.
Common Application Essay Prompts

Link to College Board

What is in a College Application?

There are many potential pieces of a college application:
Application Forms
Application Fees
High School Transcript
Admissions Tests (SAT, ACT for four-year colleges, ACCUPLACER for two-year colleges)
Letters of Recommendation
Auditions & Portfolios

Check out these two websites (Quick Guide to the College Application & Your College Application) to find out more about the requirements!

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Many scholarships can be found on Naviance - and that's where we recommend that students start!

Each year, seniors need to fill out a LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FORM in order to be considered for many of the local scholarships that are given out at Senior Last Assembly.  This year, that scholarship form will be available to seniors on Naviance from April 12 and will be due on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3.  Late submissions of this form will not be accepted. 

We highly recommend that each Deering student creates an account on  This website allows you to document your activities, grades, testing information, community service hours, etc. in order to earn micro-scholarships to over 210 schools that are listed on their site.  By using this link, Deering High School students will receive an additional $100 micro-scholarship to get them started!  

For our international students, we highly recommend that you read LendEdu's International Students Guide to Financing Aid & Student Loans and LendEdu's Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students.

Other national scholarship search websites that we recommend are:
FastWeb - Fastweb, a subsidiary of Monster, hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that amount to more than $3.4 billion dollars. And it’s all so well organized! The search platform’s filters make it hard not to find exactly what you’re looking for. One minor drawback: You have to fill out a profile to get started. But the profile helps match you with scholarships most likely to suit your needs, and the sign-up process is relatively painless.

CollegeBoard Scholarship Search - As with all of the best resources, The College Board offers much more than an extensive list of scholarships. It also has test prep, articles and college search tools, among others. And its “scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs” totals nearly $6 billion. Added bonus: While you’re perusing the site you can prepare for the SAT!

UNIgo - Unigo has plenty to offer beyond just scholarships, including jobs, internships, college profiles and rankings, articles and a textbook store. When it comes to scholarships, the site offers both profile-based matching as well as easy-to-browse categories. Perhaps best of all is its user-friendly interface, which is somewhat reminiscent of a photo-sharing site. It makes finding scholarships simple. What’s more, the site values security and privacy of personal information – so, in other words, no spam!

(The 10 Best Sites To Search for Scholarships, USA Today College)