For Non Scoir High School Students: Filling Out Your Application Profile

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When applying to a college with Scoir, you will be prompted to fill out the Application Profile to start your application.

Please note: Scoir Apply does not utilize an application or Coalition ID for student use.

1. My Details

The first section will prompt you for your name, birthdate, and email, as shown above.

When you’re finished, click Save & Continue.

You will then be presented with a window to record any changes to your First name you go by, Pronoun, Legal Sex, Gender and Other Names.

Please do not add any special characters in the First or Last Name fields and only use the "First name you go by" field as intended to avoid application processing issues.

When you’re finished, click Next.

You will then be ask for your armed forces status. Please enter this and when you're finished, click Next.

Next, you will be asked about your financial aid status. Please indicate whether or not you are applying for financial aid.

When you’re finished, click Next.

The following section will prompt you for your contact information so you can receive updates or answer any questions regarding your application.

When you’re finished, click Next.

You will then be asked a series of demographic questions. These demographic questions in the order in which they are asked and their definitions follow the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau. Colleges collect this information to use as a whole to measure overall student diversity, not to track individual applicants in any way.

If none of the schools you apply to require this section, or any other section of the application profile, you will receive a notice above the section allowing you to skip it.

When you’re finished, click Next.

Lastly, you will be prompted to answer four questions regarding your fee waivers eligibility.

For more detailed information on Fee Waiver eligibility, please see our dedicated guide here.

When you’re finished, click Next.

You do also have the option to go back to any of these sections by selecting Back in the lower left hand corner.

2. My Family

This section will prompt your for your family and household information, as well as citizenship status and disaster impact to your family, including any effects from COVID-19. You will first be prompted on your household and parent/guardian information.

You will then be asked for your citizenships information. Please follow the below guidelines for selecting your citizenship status

A U.S. Permanent Resident has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, and holds a green card (Form I-551, I-151 or I-551C) as proof. A Refugee has been issued an Arrival and Departure Record (I-94) by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. National – A U.S. Citizen is someone who was born or naturalized in the United States.  A U.S. National includes natives of American Samoa or Swains Island. 
  • U.S. Dual Citizen - Selecting this indicates dual citizenship for both the U.S. and a second country
  • I'm not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National - If you select this, you are asked a question about whether you are a U.S. Permanent Resident or Refugee.
    • If you answer Yes to being a U.S. Permanent Resident or Refugee, two additional fields appear for your Alien Registration Number and expiration date
    • If you answer No to being a U.S. Permanent Resident or Refugee, Do you Hold a Current U.S. Visa? will appear, selecting yes displays two new fields for your visa type and expiration date of your current status. 
    • Answering No to holding a Current U.S. Visa status displays Have You Been Approved to Receive DACA Status? and answering Yes to that displays Expiration Date of DACA Status. 

Lastly, you will be asked if your family has been impacted by disaster impact or any emergency situation.

When you’re finished, click Next.

You also have the option to go back to any previous section using Back in the lower left hand corner.

3. Education

This section encompasses your entire educational overview, including where you went to high school, any standardized test scores, college coursework, honors and distinctions, and extracurricular activities and athletics.

Please note, the Education section will vary based on what's required by the college in your list.

The college is able to set their own requirements in this section. In the Application Profile, we prompt you to fill out all sections so that it's ready to go based on the different colleges' requirements as you apply. In this help document, we will go over each section that may show on the college application.

High School Information

You will first be prompted to search for and select your high school, including the month and years you attended and graduated, if applicable.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

Next, you will be prompted to mark off if you're involved in any community based organizations that assist you while applying to college. A Community-Based Organization is a group (for example, a neighborhood or church-based organization) that provides free assistance with your college application process, academic support or other education goals. If you are working with any such group, enter the information here. If you work with multiple Community-Based Organizations, you can enter more than one.

When you’re finished, click Next.

Next you will enter any college credit you have completed and received. This section is only for completed college coursework, not in-progress college coursework. This will be especially applicable to those applying as a transfer student. You can search for the college in the same manner you searched for your high school. You will need to enter the dates attended and number of credits earned and any degrees received, if applicable.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

You'll enter your high school coursework next. You can enter your coursework from 9th-11th grade, and for 12th grade. You will be prompted to fill out 9th-11th first. You can also add coursework from any additional or previous high schools you attended.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

College Coursework Information

This profile section asks for information about the college(s) where you took regular college-level courses for credit or whether you participated in a dual-enrollment program for credit, if applicable.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

Test Scores

Next you will enter your SAT/ACT scores. If you already have these on your Scoir account profile, they will populate here for you. You can choose to remove certain scores if you prefer, as well or edit them. You also have the choice to not report your scores. These scores will only be sent to test-required college, or test-optional where you explicitly indicate you'd like to send your scores.

For more information on SAT/ACT test-optional, test-required, and test-free/test-blind colleges, please see our article here.
Scoir will also notify if the schools you have in your Applying or Applied list in My Colleges require test scores with a note above the section

When you’re finished, click Next to proceed.

You can enter your Additional Test Scores, like AP or IB Scores, in the same manner as the SAT/ACT scores. These will pre-populate from your Scoir profile as well and can also be deleted or edited as you prefer.

When you’re finished, click Next to proceed.

In addition to the additional test scores, you can also input any English Proficiency Exams in the same manner. If you do not have any, select 'I haven't taken or don't want to report any exams.'

When you’re finished, click Next to proceed.

Honors & Distinctions

In this next section you can enter in any honors or distinctions you have received academically, athletically, or elsewhere. You may enter up to 5 honors and distinctions, including awards. Colleges use this to help them understand the accomplishments important to you. These may include academic honors, sports awards, music, and/or awards in photography or debate contests.

This section lets you add up to five honors or distinctions in order of importance to you.

Use the Add an Honor/Distinction button to add additional honors and distinctions.

For each item, provide the following:

Honor/Distinction – Provide the name of the honor/distinction.

Level – Choose the level for this honor or distinction from the drop-down list

Grade Received – Choose from the drop-down list the grade you were in when you received this honor or distinction.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

Activities & Experiences

Lastly, you can enter in any activities/experiences you participated in, including clubs, athletics, work, after school groups, volunteering, music, and more. To add these to your profile, you will need to input the category, year/grade participated, a description, number of weeks and hours of the experience, and any distinctions if applicable.

When you’re finished, click Save. Then, click Next to proceed.

You do also have the option to go back to any section using Back in the lower left hand corner.

4. Essay & More

FERPA Waiver

Here, you will need to sign your FERPA waiver in order to release information to colleges. The FERPA waiver provide clarity with regards to the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records and protect the confidentiality of information provided during the college application process. To sign and either grant or withhold access, click Sign Waiver.

Once filled out click Save. Then click Next.

Essay

In this section, you will enter your college essay. We recommend copy and pasting your essay into this section, and also suggest a length of about 500-650 words. If you have not yet written your essay, we provide some prompts for you to select from as well. Otherwise, you will want to select the Submit an essay on a topic of your choice option.

When you’re finished entering your essay, click Next.

You will then get one more chance to enter any additional information about yourself you haven't been able to share in another section that you feel is important for colleges to know.

When you’re finished, click Next.

Letters of Recommendations

Non Scoir High School connected students will have the option to request letters of recommendation through Scoir! This process will include you sending your requestor an email prompt to fill out your recommendation in Scoir. You can send the email request to the recommender, and they will be able to fill out the recommendation for you soon.

To do this, click Add Recommenders.

You can then fill out the recommender's information and email.

Click Save then Next. Once this is done, Scoir will then send them an email notifying them about the recommendation request they can fill out for you in Scoir directly by following the link in the email.

The recommender will not receive this email to upload your recommendations until you submit your application to the college. Once submitted, they will get the email with the link below.

Once they follow the link, they will see the option for upload below:

Please note: there is a 10mb file size limit for uploading a recommendation.
Please note: Scoir currently does not have any visibility on receipt or submission of counselors or teachers uploading these documents. To track these, please access your college application portal, contact the college admissions department directly, or create an account on slate.org. Scoir support will not be able to assist with this or any missing application documents sent until after 14 business days with a screenshot of your college portal saying the documents are missing, or an email from the college directly saying the documents are missing forwarded to our team.

Once the recommender uploads, this will be sent to the college and you are all set with your letters of recommendations!

If you add an additional college that you are applying to in your Applying or Applied sections under your My Colleges, and it requires a section you did not fill out yet in your Application Profile, you will be prompted to fill out that section accordingly when you apply.

To go back to any profile sections and make changes, navigate with the sidebar on the left, or use the Back button in the lower left hand corner.

Once this is done, you have successfully completed your Application Profile and can begin applying to college with Scoir! Nothing is sent until you click the button to submit.

Submitting any documents to colleges at this point, will send the Application Profile to the college. This is very much like an email. No changes can be made and the data will be forwarded to the college if you click "Yes, I'm sure let's do it!" Please make sure before you send any data that you understand no updates can be made after sending.

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