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College Admissions & Military Appointments


College Admissions

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Naviance/Family Connection

  • List colleges to which you will apply under the "Colleges" tab.
  • Link directly to college websites for college applications.
  • Discover how your GPA and ACT/SAT scores compare to admission standards at colleges.
  • Request your transcript to be sent to colleges.

Common Application

  • May be able to use the same application to apply to several colleges.
  • Find out if colleges you intend to apply to will accept the Common Application.         

University of NE, Lincoln - apply to UNL at this website.


Register to play collegiate athletics at an NAIA school. Registration cost is $80.

Register to play collegiate athletics at an NCAA school. Registration cost is $80.


Common Application Essay Prompts

If you plan on applying to a college that uses the Common Application, you can begin to develop answers to the essay prompts.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]


Military Academy Appointment

Naviance/Family Connection

  • Go to your Naviance home page
  • Pages are listed on the left hand column. Click "Military Academies."


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