To request an official transcript, please provide a stamped envelope addressed to the college or organization requiring the transcript. Do not include your return address; the transcript will be mailed from Albany High. Note that we cannot provide official transcripts directly to students or parents. Please allow adequate time for mailing. Seniors: if you are requesting the transcript as part of your college applications, please refer to the Naviance for College Applications information below.
Albany High School Alumni: please see Cheryl Rodden in the Main Office for all transcript requests. There is a $2 fee per transcript for alumni. Please allow 2-3 business days for transcripts to be mailed.
Students who want to learn more about private and public colleges from both far and near need only come to the Counseling Office and sign-up to meet with an admissions representative. This can help students develop a sense of what life might be like for them at a particular school.
A current schedule of visits can be found on the AHS calendar on the homepage.
*You can also visit prospective campuses. Many offer tours and open houses and overnight programs for your college exploration needs. Visit the website of the institution of your choice or browse through the offerings at college-visits.com.
All AHS students have individual Naviance accounts where they can conduct college searches and easily access information such as acceptance rates, majors offered and application deadlines. This year, the Counseling Department will be using Naviance eDocs to manage the college application process, from adding schools to your list to tracking deadlines and submitting required materials to colleges. eDocs works together with the Common App and other types of application and is a great organizational tool for students and parents. Instructions for using Naviance to manage the college application process were passed out in senior classes in mid-September and can be found here: Instructions for Managing College Applications.
Information about eDocs, as well as tips on how to do college research and build a list of colleges to apply to will be given by Counselors at College Application Information Night on in the Little Theater.
To access Naviance, please log-in at http://connection.naviance.com/albanyhigh. If you have trouble logging in or would like to learn how to use the college search features on Naviance, check with your counselor or the Career Coordinator (Counseling office).
This packet is for use by students applying to colleges that require a secondary school report to be completed by their counselor, and for those who will need letters of recommendation from their counselor/teachers for private colleges, out-of state colleges, and some scholarship applications. The UCs and CSUs do not require a letter of recommendation.
Counselors ask that the following packet to be completed and turned in by posted deadlines for any student applying to colleges that require a secondary school report (all Common App colleges) and for counselor letters of recommendation for scholarships. Please note that counselor letters are often NOT counted toward the number of letters of recommendation colleges require. Students applying to colleges that require teacher letters of recommendation should ask teachers early and in person. Sending request to a teacher through Naviance should not be done unless you've already secured that teacher's agreement to write on your behalf.
The brag sheets and profile are designed to provide your counselor and/or teachers with more information about your high school experience for use in letters of recommendation, but they are also great for jogging your memory about the activities and accomplishments you'll want to include in your applications.
College 101 for Juniors handout (presentation date 10/9/13)
Financial Aid Night PowerPoint (presented 11/5/14)
Use these checklists to keep yourself organized and on top of important dates and activities during your Junior and Senior year.
Check here for more details.