Senior Year Timeline

(August- December)

v     Narrow your list of colleges to apply to

Visit campus—ask the office for a Campus Visit Form and complete ONE WEEK BEFORE the visit

·        Attend college admission presentations—sign up through your gmail app.  I will email all of the colleges and dates directly to you.

·        Attend local college fairs

v     Register to take the ACT/SAT again in October

·        Revise list of schools you want scores sent to

·        Code 9999 for NCAA Clearinghouse

v     Gather admission applications

·        Apply online

·        Remember the application fee

·        Request your official high school transcript from Mrs. Reid (she will not be notified when you apply online)

·        Complete essay requirements

·        Complete Student Information Sheet and give it to individuals who you are asking for a letter of recommendation from at least 2 weeks ahead of time

·        Apply for early action or early decision if so desired

v     Submit your applications before Thanksgiving

·        Pay attention to College/University deadlines

·        Type or print legibly

·        Complete additional scholarship and Honors Program application before deadlines

·        Keep copies of everything you send

(January- June)

v     Complete and submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by early March

·        FAFSA form is available online January 1 at

v     Watch the mail for financial aid award letters in April

·        Compare cost of attendance and financial aid packages between schools

·        Accept the financial aid package

·        Decline acceptance at the schools you choose not to attend


Last Modified on October 6, 2015