College Application Process/College Info

College Application Process/College Info

Class of 2021 College Application Information:

Video Recording of Presentation

“COMMON” Answers for the 2021-2022 Common Application (gold sheets)

Naviance–College Application Cheat Sheet (pink sheet)

Managing the College Application (green sheets)

Senior Naviance Presentation

College Visitors Coming to Kenston (students should sign up to attend these through their Naviance account–instructions)

College Updates re: Effects of COVID-19

List of colleges that are going test optional in the fall (as of 05/07/2020)

A USNews and World Reports article reports, “In the first seven days of April alone, at least 30 schools announced test-optional admissions policies for the high school class of 2021, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, and another 44 temporarily waived testing requirements.”

Scholarship/Financial Aid Information

In lieu of our traditional in-person Financial Aid Night presentation, LEAF provided the following virtual resources to assist students and parents in the Financial Aid process this year:

Attention Juniors & Seniors and Parents: The Kenston High School Guidance Department recommends seniors, juniors and their families to view College Financial Aid 101 with LEAF (all grades are welcome to watch).  The video is a 35-minute guide, including the timeline for the college financial aid process, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the CSS Profile, institutional and local scholarships, loans and more.  Information will be presented by Mrs. Renee Morgan, LEAF Financial Aid Advisor. You can view the video presentation here.  If you would like an individual meeting to discuss scholarships, loans and filing deadlines, Mrs. Morgan is available to meet with students and families virtually during the school day and on selected weeknights (please email her at Also, the Senior Financial Aid informational packet can be found here.

Additional Resources:

Guide to Paying for College Resource

2020-21 Scholarship List

2019-20 Testing Dates


College Planning Packet

Seniors will use Naviance to request transcripts and letters of recommendation to be sent to colleges.

Please be sure to check out the following links before you ask teachers/counselors for transcripts and/or recommendation letters.

College/Career Information:

WOW Writing Workshop (College Essay Information)

Career Guides

Parent/Student Resources–NACAC

10 Steps to Successful College Selection

Class of 2019 Admission Results (National)

Colleges with Strong Engineering Programs

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

NCAA Eligibility Information (for College-Bound D1 & D2 Athletes)

Annual list of America’s Best Online Colleges

CollegeSTEPS® Program