Follow this checklist and carefully note all deadlines
- Maintain a challenging and rigorous schedule of classes, as this level of course work is the best preparation for academic success in college.
- Attend your “Senior Conference” as scheduled by your counselor.
- Complete your “Senior Information Survey” and Resume in Naviance.
- Send to colleges for a catalog, application for admission and Financial Aid Information.
- Register for SAT I See registration deadlines.
- Register for SAT II if required.
- Register for ACT if necessary.
- Attend information sessions with college representatives and check when open houses are at the colleges you are interested in applying to.
- Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan on playing Division I or II Athletics.
- Do well in all of your classes, first quarter grades are important.
- Before the financial aid process begins, you must apply for a PIN (personal identification number) from the US Department of Education . This will allow you to electronically file your FAFSA form.
- Decide if you will be applying to any schools as an early decision or early action candidate and if so, follow through ASAP.
- Respectfully, and in a timely manner, request letters of recommendation from your teachers. Ask them in person first, then officially through Naviance account.
- Begin completing college admissions applications either through the Common Application, SUNY APP or direct application.
- Request your counselor to send your records to the colleges where you have applied-Pick up the Green Transcript Request Form at Guidance to do this.
- Note carefully deadlines for college applications and admissions tests.
- Check to see if the colleges you are applying to require the CSS Financial Profile.
- Obtain FAFSA (Federal Aid Form) online.
- Check deadlines for scholarship and financial aid information. (This is your responsibility)
- Attend College Fair(s)
- Attend Financial Aid Night
- Attend College Fair(s)
- Take the SAT.
- Obtain Financial Aid materials from each college you are considering.
- See that all records, recommendations and applications have been sent as required by colleges.
- Continue to take care of getting good grades. Colleges want your first semester report card as part of your application.
- Focus on mid-year and final exams – all of the schools you applied to will ask for and receive your mid-year/7th semester grades.
February, March, April, May
- Waiting period for acceptance letters.
- Continue to do your best work. The quality of your work cannot be allowed to deteriorate. College acceptances are provisional until your final grades are received!
- Notify your counselor of your college acceptances as well as your final choice.
- Show your counselor all letters of acceptance and letters awarding scholarships and other financial aid. That’s how you get a star on the Guidance Wall!!
- Withdraw applications where you will not attend, as this may make room for someone else.
- Complete and return the local scholarship applications you received in your English classes.