Lahainaluna College & Scholarship Application Policies
All You Need to Know
Politely ask teachers at the beginning of the school year
Must give teachers a copy of your academic resume
If teachers must mail their recommendations you must provide an envelope already addressed to the college or scholarship, with a postage stamp on it.
Must give teachers one month (30 days) to write your recommendation
Teachers/counselors are NOT required to write recommendation letters, if you cannot write a recommendation for you, choose another teacher
REQUEST A RECOMMENDATION FROM YOUR COUNSELOR HERE
Transcripts must be requested at least 2 weeks before the deadline
Lahainaluna cannot upload or email "official" transcripts, only unofficial transcripts
REQUEST YOUR TRANSCRIPT HERE
You CANNOT open your transcript envelope. If you do, the transcript will be considered unofficial.
Essays & Personal Statement
Should be typed, size 12 font, Arial or Times New Roman
Student's name and high school name should be in the upper right corner of every page
An adult should proofread
Essay should answer the prompt given by the college or scholarship
SAT/ACT Scores for Colleges
Official test scores must be sent directly from College Board or the ACT website
When registering for the SAT/ACT you can list 4 colleges to receive your test scores for FREE.
Any request after the first four will be charged an additional fee.
SAT/ACT Scores for Scholarships
Scholarships are a lot less formal than colleges.
It is acceptable to print your score report from the College Board and ACT website and add the report to your application packet. It will still be considered official.
You can also print the score report and give it to the registrar to include with your transcript.
Scholarships may also accept emailed transcript as official if it comes from Miss Kristy.
Ready to Start Applying?
These are common applications which means you complete one application (with recommendations, essays, test scores) and it will be sent to multiple schools.
*There may be additional items that colleges may require, please make sure read through all information before submitting.
Common Application - 900 member colleges
Coalition Application - 150 member colleges
Click here for the Common Application (commonapp.org)
Click here for the Coalition Application (coalitionforcollegeaccess.org)
**If you cannot find your colleges after searching on these 2 common applications, you will find the college applications on their website.