Senior year - To do's
1. Create a master calendar of deadlines. Include college applications, test registrations and test dates, scholarship applications, housing, and financial deadlines.
2. Look for scholarships one last time. Request any applications you don't already have.
3. Last chance to take SAT or ACT. Register early.
4. Make sure your high school transcripts and records are correct and up-to-date.
5. Review your college plans and financial aid preparations with your counselor.
6. Attend college fairs and financial aid workshops.
7. Make the last of your college visits. If you haven't had an interview with the admissions office, request one.
8. Ask for letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, and coaches.
9. Finish essays for college applications and scholarships.
10. Update your resume.
11. Apply 'Early Decision' or 'Early Actions' if you so choose.
12. Send in applications to your other college choices.
1. Gather tax information for the financial aid applications.
2. Fill out financial aid forms. Apply for scholarships.
3. Have your mid-year grade sent to colleges. Follow up to make sure they were sent.
1. Decide on a college and notify the admissions office by May 1st of your acceptance. Notify other colleges who have accepted you that you will not be attending.
2. Create a budget to determine you needs.
3. Determine if you need a student loan. File your application.
4. See your doctor for a physical and any necessary vaccinations.5. Complete your housing and meal application(s).
6. Take AP exams.
7. Have your final transcript sent to your college.
1. Notify you college of any scholarships you received.
2. Apply for a summer job. If your financial aid package includes a work study, you may be responsible for finding a job at college.
3. Start your reading assignments for freshman year.
4. Take a deep breath. Pack for college.