Students SHOULD NOT contact ASE mentors with questions. Please contact ASE Staff ONLY with questions.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 9th at Midnight
If students have questions or experience technical difficulties during the application process, please contact us IMMEDIATELY by phone (503-200-5861) AND by email email@example.com.
Parts of the ASE Application
1. An unofficial high school transcript.
2. 2 Adult Recommendations submitted via our online form.
3. An online application completed by the student.
4. $25 Application Fee paid on the online application (waived for students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch or those that receive a hardship waiver.
Other Optional Steps not listed below:
ASE Information Sessions: January – February
Thinking about applying for ASE? Come to an information session in your area. We are continually adding new sessions on the website through October.
Cover Letter and Interview Skills Workshops: January – April
Each winter ASE conducts cover letter and interview skills workshops taught by local professionals. These are FREE workshops and are valuable for learning how to write application cover letters and how to conduct interviews.
|1||ASE Student||Check Eligibility||ASAP|
|Students should check that they are eligible to apply to the ASE program AND have the time to commit to the ASE program before starting the application process. Students can find eligibility and time requirements on the student information site.|
|2||ASE Student||Either Start or Work on Your Online Application and Read Internship Descriptions||After Step 1|
|Students can start their online application as soon as it appears on the website (link above). It is important for students to start their online application BEFORE requesting transcripts and recommendations so that ASE staff can record their transcript sand recommendations as they are submitted.ASE will continue to post new internship descriptions online (link above) until March 3rd. Students can start reading and narrowing down the internships they might want to apply for throughout the winter.
FAQ: How much information should I put in the application?
|3||ASE Student||Tracking Application Materials||After Step 2|
|It is the student’s responsibility to track their online application, recommendations and transcript online on the tracking your application page throughout the application process.|
|4||ASE Student||Request Adult Recommendations||After Step 2|
|Applicants must have two adults submit recommendations on their behalf via our online form as part of their final application. Please give the recommenders at least 2 weeks or more to complete the online recommendation form.
How to Request a Recommendation:
FAQ: Who can submit a recommendation?
FAQ: Can I ask for more than two recommendations?
FAQ: How can I make sure they write a good recommendation?
|5||Adult Recommenders||Submit Online Recommendations||March 9 at midnight|
|6||ASE Student||Request Unofficial Transcript||After fall grades are recorded|
|Usually students wait to submit their transcript until fall grades are recorded in their school’s system, but students do not have to wait that long to submit transcripts. If students decide to send one transcript in the fall and one in the winter, ASE staff will replace the old transcript with the new one.
How to Request a Transcript:
|7||ASE Student or School Administrator||Submit Unofficial Transcript||Uploaded to application or Post-marked by March 9th|
|Students’ unofficial high school transcripts must be either mailed to ASE and postmarked by the application due date – OR – transcripts can be scanned in and attached by the student to their ASE application.If you are mailing the transcript: Either students or school administrators can mail transcripts. The (hard-copy) high school transcript should be mailed to: Saturday Academy, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203
If you are scanning and attaching the transcript: The (hard copy) high school transcript should be scanned and uploaded to your online ASE application. Please note the transcript should be a high-quality scan, but the file size cannot exceed 20MB.
FAQ: Do you accept home school transcripts?
FAQ: Can I send my college transcript?
|8||ASE Student||Submit Online Application||March 9th at midnight|
|Students should fully complete and press ‘submit’ on their online applications before the date above. To prevent glitches due to possible technical difficulties on student computers it is advised that students DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit their applications.IMPORTANT!! Students should receive a confirmation email after they submit their application. Please keep this email as it is the only official document that proves students completed the application.If you did not receive this email, please do the following:
1. Check the tracking sheet on the website to see if your application went through.
o If you DO see your application on the tracking sheet, your application went through. Check your junk email folder and add any emails coming from Formsite or from firstname.lastname@example.org to your list of accepted email accounts.
o If you DO NOT see your application on the tracking sheet, you probably didn’t push the ‘SUBMIT’ button at the end of the form. Log into your application, go to the end, and push the submit button again.There are four main parts to the online application:
1. Contact information and background information.
2. Main Cover Letter
3. Position-Specific Cover Letters (optional)
4. $25 Application Fee (waived for students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch)
FAQ: How should I choose my discipline interest levels?
FAQ: How do I pick which internships I want to apply to?
FAQ: What should I write in my main/position specific cover letters?
FAQ: What happens after I submit my full application?