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Senior Checklist

Senior Checklist

September

  • Contact or request online to college admissions offices for applications.
  • Plan to visit schools you are interested in – early fall is a good time.
  • Pick up a Transcript Release Form and Application Procedures/Test Dates information in the School Counseling Office.
  • Complete a Student Information Sheet if recommendations are needed.
  • Register for the October ACT, if required by the college of your choice.  Register online at http://www.act.org.
  • Register for the October and/or November SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests. Register online at http://www.collegeboard.com.
  • Prospective Division I and Division II athletes – Register online http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.
  • Submit college applications 10 school days prior to deadline.

 

October

  • Register for December ACT, if required.  Register online at http://www.act.org.
  • Register for December SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if necessary. Register online at http://www.collegeboard.com.
  • Check if the college requires particular SAT Subject Tests for admissions.  If so, register for December or January SAT Subject Tests.  Register online at http://www.collegeboard.com.
  • Use Naviance to work on college applications.
  • Use Naviance to sign up and meet with college representatives visiting the high school.
  • Take October ACT and/or October SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if registered.
  • Early Decision candidates should complete college applications.  Ask teachers for college recommendations in person and then through Naviance.
  • Provide teachers with student information sheet or resume to help them with the process of writing your college recommendation.
  • Plan to attend a regional College Fair ASAP.
  • Submit college applications 10 school days prior to deadline to the Records Office.

 

November

  • Take November SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if registered.
  • Be in the process of completing college applications.
  • Early Decision deadlines are often November 1, November 15, or December 1.  Be aware of deadlines.
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application is available in the School Counseling Office for private, nonfederal student aid funds at some colleges.
  • Meet with college representatives visiting the school.
  • Check the Scholarship Bulletin Board and file in the School Counseling Office.
  • Submit college applications 10 school days prior to deadline.
  • Attend Financial Aid Seminar (evening program at the high school).

 

December

  • Complete all applications by December 1 to guarantee mailing before winter break.  All applications that you request to be mailed before the winter vacation must be submitted to the School Counseling Office 10 school days prior to the break.
  • Register for January SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if necessary.
  • Take December SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if registered.
  • Take December ACT, if registered.
  • Check Naviance or the Scholarship Bulletin Board to apply for local scholarships.

 

January

  • Register on line for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Take January SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, if registered.
  • Watch for January college application deadlines.
  • Check Naviance or the Scholarship Bulletin Board to apply for local scholarships.
  • Check deadline for mailing the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • If needed provide a stamped(3), addressed envelope to the School Records Office if a mid-year report is needed by the colleges to which you have applied.