Teacher Recommendation Form

  • **Students please note: You will need to complete this form for each teacher for whom you are requesting a letter of recommendation.**

LHS Counselor Packet

  • **Students please note: You will need to complete this form once for your individual counselor for the counselor statement.

Naviance Records Release & Authorization Payment Authorization

  • **Students please note:  This form must be signed by a parent/guardian or yourself if you are over 18 years old in order to send out transcripts.

Common App

The Common Application is the most widely used college application.  More than 700 colleges and universities accept the Common Application.  The Common Application allows you to complete one primary application with your basic information (name, address, current school, senior year classes, activities, essay, etc.) and individual college applications with specific information for each college you are applying to.


Advisor Section
NEW to the Common App this year (2017-18) is the opportunity for students to invite an Advisor to review their application. The purpose of an Advisor is to provide personalized feedback on a student’s application.
All LHS students have the opportunity to receive in-person advising from their school counselor. School counselors are more than happy to review applications and/or essays if a student reaches out to schedule a time to do so.
To that end, the Counseling Department respectfully requests that students not invite their school counselor to be an Advisor in the Common App. Doing so generates an email that the counselor is not able to respond to.
If you would like your counselor to review your application, please schedule an appointment with them.
Courses & Grades Section
There are six Common App member colleges and universities using Courses & Grades for 2017-2018These six colleges are the only ones that are able to receive Courses & Grades information.

Therefore, there is no reason for students to complete this section unless they are applying to one of these colleges.

Chapman University (CA)
The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
The Ohio State University (OH)
Purdue University (IN)
University of Southern California (CA)
West Virginia University (WV)

Courses & Grades was developed from the feedback of member institutions, high school students, and counselors. The Common App hosted a series of student and counselor focus groups with beta testing to determine how to make the self-reported transcript process accessible and efficient.

Tips & Tricks:

Early Decision Agreement in Common App

Students who are applying Early Decision (ED) must sign a contract (agreement) that states that if they are accepted to the college/university they will attend and withdraw all other applications they have submitted.

The student and the student’s parent/guardian must sign the agreement, as well as the student’s school counselor.

Steps for students to sign the ED Agreement:

  1. Log into your Common App account.
  2. Select the “My Colleges” top tab.
  3. Choose the college/university where you will be applying ED.
  4. Click on the “Questions” link under the college/university name.
  5. Choose Early Decision for the “Preferred admission plan” question.
  6. Check the box next to the statement that you understand what applying ED means.
  7. Type your name into the “ED Signature” box.
  8. Complete all other required questions in this section and click the “Continue” button.

When these steps are completed, the student will need to invite their parent/guardian to sign the agreement as well.

Steps for inviting a Parent/Guardian to sign the ED Agreement:

  1. Click on the “FERPA & Recommenders” link under the college/university name.
  2. Scroll to the “Parent” section.
  3. Click the “Invite Parent” link.
  4. Enter your parent/guardian’s name and email address.
  5. Click the “Add Recommender” button.
  6. Click the “Close” button.
  7. Click the “Assign” button.

An email will be sent to the student’s parent/guardian with a link for them to sign the ED Agreement.

The student’s school counselor will sign the ED Agreement after the above steps have been completed.