Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18AttendanceandTardyPolicies What happens if you are late or absent. Are there consequences for being absent or tardy a certain number of times? Does a parent need to call if you’re not going to be in school? Do you need to bring in a note when you return? CodeofConduct/SchoolRules The student handbook will tell you the school’s expectations. Be sure to look the handbook over. Most rules will be common sense (no weapons, no alcohol, no harrassment or bullying); but some things are specific to your school, like the dress code. So, know what’s acceptable and what’s out of bounds. AthleticEligibility Do you want to play a sport in high school? If so, you need to know your school’s eligibility requirements. At many schools, these same requirements also apply to students who are in other activities. If you have a question about eligibility, see your counselor, coach, or athletic director. If you are asked to write an essay or personal statement, think of it as an opportunity to tell an admissions or scholarship committee something about who you are. Tell the reader something new—something that can’t be learned from your application or transcript. Keep your essay focused and use concise, clear sentences. (Your essay is also an example of your writing ability.) Write an essay that could only be written by you. It should offer insight into who you are and what makes you unique. This is an opportunity for you to share your dreams and passions, talk about an obstacle you’ve overcome, or show how an event has helped shape who you are. Have at least two other people read your essay to check for readability, grammar, and punctuation. Admissions officers read a lot of essays, so it’s important that you take the time to write an essay that stands out. All information regarding your application is put into a file. When all of the required documents have been received (test scores, transcript, essay, recommendations), your application is evaluated by an admissions committee. The college then notifies you of their decision. You’ve Submitted Your Application What Happens Next? If you need to write an essay... 10