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General Guidelines

Guidelines

College applications convey a student's accomplishments, potential, and personality to college admission officers. A typical application involves an application form, a personal statement or essay(s), official standardized test scores, official transcripts from HIES, Holy Innocents’ Secondary School Report and Mid-Year Report forms, letters of recommendation, and an application fee. Supplementary or audition materials and interview notes from college officials or appointed alumni may also be considered, if applicable. Portions of the application completed by the student represent the student's opportunity to build his or her case regarding potential admission to the college(s) of choice. Above all, successful college applications require time and attention to detail. While the application process may seem daunting, students and families should approach it with enthusiasm because of the rewarding years ahead.

General guidelines related to completing college application forms:
  • Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School CEEB/COLLEGE BOARD code is 110-177.
  • Write down your application usernames and passwords in a safe place. Retrieving lost login information can be tricky and time-consuming.
  • Answer the questions that applications ask. Do not miss the point of a question out of eagerness to write about what you want to write about.
  • Have someone else (college counselor, parent, teacher) review your application.
  • Allow plenty of time to fill out college applications and submit at least two weeks in advance of the posted deadline. Last-minute applications usually look poorly done.
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About HIES

Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.