John B. Alexander - Meet Your College Admission Counselors


Hi Seniors!

The Community Service Requirement for the Class of 2021 has been suspended.




1/8/2021: Instructions for Completing High School Beyond Plan


Important information about how we will support you with your applications:


  • November 18th, 2020:  Senior Financial Aid Advising Day in English, in Spanish



Building a List of Colleges I'm Applying To


Video:  Building a List of Colleges I am Applying To



Senior lesson on College Application Process 


Senior Blitz Appointment

Counselors will meet with each senior for a brief (15 minute) discussion about graduation requirements and post high school plans. We will help you with your next steps and give you helpful resources.

BEFORE your appointment, please:

    1. Watch the Senior Lesson in Teams
    2. Complete the Senior Blitz form found in the Class of 2021 Team
    3. Book your appointment with your counselor.

Common Application:


    1. Counselor Questionnaire – provide interesting, unique details that will help us write a rich letter.
    2. Teacher feedback form for Counselor LOR
    3. College application list & deadline
    4. Parent “brag sheet” (recommended, not required)
    5. Upload a resume (example is posted in the Class of 2021 Team & in 2020-2021 LOR packet for Private Colleges)
    6. Submit the Signed BSD FERPA Waiver.  This is a different FERPA from the Common App.
    7. Email completed packet to counselor 3 weeks prior to your first deadline.


Essay Help & College Visits

* Enter “Parent” in the Name bar, leave the Optional bar blank. 




NACAC College Fairs – Sign up to attend virtual college fairs

Naviance College Virtual Visits – check out the list of college reps that will meet with NHS students in Naviance




  • Transcripts for College Applications: 
    • Transcripts will be submitting to colleges beginning in October.  Students may request them at any time.
    • Your counselor will send out your transcript with letter of recommendation (if required) to all common app schools by your first application deadline.
    • Ms. Aldridge will send your transcript to all non-private schools within one week after your requests.
  • Make sure you turn in the BSD FERPA Waiver to Ms. Aldridge
  • Transcripts for coaches, scholarships, NCAA, etc. please email Ms. Aldridge

College Application Presentations and Resources:

* Enter ‘Parent” in the Name bar, leave the Optional bar blank.
** To hear the presentation, make sure it runs as a slideshow.