College Application Week

  • College: It’s not a dream, it’s a plan.

    This year, we will be hosting a variety of face-to-face activities and virtual workshops to assist you with your post-secondary planning!

    October 2    College Application Week Kick-Off / Naviance Assistance – College & Career Center

    Dress-Up Theme:  College Spirit

    Open house with your counselors and CCC manager! Not sure where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed? Confused about eDocs and Naviance? Learn more about how-to-go college resources, the application process, test scores, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Come prepared with any questions!

    October 3    Homecoming Ticket Giveaway – Cafeteria

    Dress-Up Theme:  Dress as Your Future Career

    During lunch, stop by the Guidance table in the Cafeteria for a chance to win a FREE Homecoming ticket!

    October 4    Visit the College & Career Center – College & Career Center

    Dress-Up Theme:  College Roommate / Twin

    The College & Career Center welcomes you to stop by to meet our CCC manager and volunteer staff! Come learn about what the CCC has to offer and make an individual appointment to discuss scholarship opportunities, post-secondary and career planning resources, and begin creating your personal plan!

    October 5    St. Petersburg College Free Application Drive – Media Center

    Dress-Up Theme:  Your Future's So Bright / Neon

    Here’s your opportunity to apply to SPC for FREE! You’ll need to have the following information on hand:

    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your SPC ID number (if you already have one)
    • Your parent’s driver’s license number
    • Your parent’s voter registration or car registration

    SPC academic advisors will be available to help you complete a free application!

    Sign Up Form - You must use your PCSB account to sign up

    Sign Up Deadline:  October 4

    October 6    Writing an Effective and Engaging College Admissions Essay – Online Presentation

    Dress-Up Theme:  Forever a Warrior / OFHS Spirit

    Our guest speaker is a product of PCS, is an Associate Director of College Counseling, has conducted “Crafting a Competitive Admission Essay” workshops at various college admission conferences, as well as hosted her own TED Talk!

    College Essay Workshop

    Virtual Workshop        Student Actions in Naviance/eDocs

    One important task you will be doing in Naviance is requesting transcripts via eDocs. The following videos will help guide you through the various steps in the process.

    Virtual Workshop        What is the SSAR/SRAR

    These videos will guide you on how to complete the SSAR/SRAR efficiently and accurately. The SSAR/SRAR allows you to enter, track and submit your academic record electronically to participating colleges and universities.

    What's the difference between the SSAR and the SRAR? Until recently, students applying to certain Florida colleges and universities completed the SSAR, and students applying to participating colleges in other states completed the SRAR. However, the SSAR and SRAR merged in August 2022.

    What is the SSAR/SRAR

    Playlist of Tutorials

    Apply Yourself Florida! Student Guide

    Apply Yourself Florida Student Guide Handouts:

    What’s My Ideal College Worksheet

    College Visit Profile Worksheet

    Writing Your Personal Statement handout

    Requesting a Recommendation Letter & Brag Sheet

    You’ve Applied! Next Steps

    How to Pay for College

    Summer Transition Checklist

    The Great College Application Adventure

    Explore Fit and Match

    Schools that are a good fit align with a student’s values and preferences regarding student life, class size, location, etc. Schools that are a good match align well with a student’s academic record.

    The following resources help students explore these factors:

    Big Future



    Calculate the Cost of College

    Many students avoid applying to college because they assume they cannot afford it. Other students take on burdensome loans, because they don’t understand the cost of repayment.

    These resources will help students understand the actual costs of college:

    College Scorecard includes graduation rates, tuition costs, programs and areas of study.



    SAT Fee Waiver Policy

    ACT Fee Waiver Policy


    Keep Calm-OFHS

Last Modified on September 24, 2023