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College Application Processing

How to Submit College Applications & Required Material

IMPORTANT:  All students must complete the FERPA Privacy Notice before the Counseling Center can process applications.
  1. Go to and create a Common Application Account. This account is required to submit applications electronically through Naviance, for colleges who utilize the Common Application.
  2. Go to Education under Common App, add Commack High School under Current or Most Recent School.
  3. Students can only see the Recommenders and FERPA section once they've added at least one school to their application.
  4. The FERPA release authorization is found within the Recommenders and FERPA section of the my colleges tab. 
    • Click the "Complete Release Authorization" button. 
    • Check the necessary boxes, including to waive your rights to review recommendations and type your name as your electronic signature. 
    • You will only need to do this once and it will apply to all of your colleges on your list. 
  5. Complete the Common Application Account Matching Process. 
    • Log on to Naviance (from Clever).
    • Select the “Colleges” tab, then “Colleges I’m Applying To.” The Common Application Account Matching screen is displayed at the top of the page.


Common Application Colleges

  1. Log on to your Common App account.
  2.  Under College Search, find and add colleges to your 'My Colleges' list. If you cannot find a school, see below for Non-Common Application instructions.
  3. Complete all required items (designated by a red asterisk) under Common App and My Colleges tabs.
  4. Pay required application fee and submit application(s).

Non-Common Application Colleges

  1. Go to Admission page of college website to find online application.
  2. Complete application as instructed, pay required application fee and submit application.


Submit the Google Application Processing Request form

  • By October 1 for applications with November 1 deadlines
  • By October 15 for application with November 15 deadlines
  • By November 1 for applications with December 1 deadlines
  • By November 15 for applications with December 15 - January 1 deadlines
  • 15 School days before deadline for deadlines after January 1 

The Counseling Center will electronically submit the following items through Naviance. 

  • Official Transcript, Counselor Recommendation, Commack High School Teacher Recommendations, Secondary School Report, Commack High School Profile

SAT’s and ACT’s 

For colleges requesting official scores, students must request the reports through the appropriate testing agency:

Additional material

Students are responsible for sending all other required or optional items