Senior Timeline for :



*Seniors to prepare for life after high school this is what you should be focusing on this month:

September
-Meet with College admissions representatives visiting your school. Listen to announcements or visit the Guidance Office to find out who is visiting and when they are visiting.
-Make a calendar of key application and financial aid deadlines
- Ask teachers, guidance counselors and other adults who know you for letters of recommendation for scholarship and admissions applications.

ACT Sept. 13

October
•Take the ACT if necessary!
•Work on Admissions application essays.
• Revisit your top school choices. Talk face to face with current students and faculty members at those schools.
•Continue to seek and apply for scholarship awards from a variety of sources.
•Prepare College Applications.
ACT Oct. 25

November
• Be aware of scholarship deadlines.
• Fill out college admission applications. Take your time. If you have questions, be sure to consult with a counselor. Submit the application now, along with necessary forms to the guidance office to be marked along with your transcript.
• Begin formulating a list of people who will write letters of recommendations if needed.

December
•Gather the data needed for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA)
• Complete College Applications. Some colleges have a January 15th scholarship deadline.
• Take the ACT if necessary. 

ACT Dec. 13

January
•Submit you complete FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.

February
•Check to see if your mid-year transcripts have been sent to the schools to which you have applied.

March
•Look for your Student Air Report (SAR) in the mail. Pay particular attention to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and discuss it with your parents and family.

April
•Watch the mail for acceptance letters and financial aid award letters. •Compare the financial aid packages.
•Choose a school and send in a deposit by the deadline.
• Contact the financial aid office at your chosen school to make certain your application is complete

If you need it, get help completing the FAFSA <http://actstudent.org/finaid/fafsahelp.html>
  • Ask your guidance office in January to send first semester transcripts to schools where you applied. In May, they will need to send final transcripts to the college you will attend.
    Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll
  • Decide which college to attend, and notify the school of your decision
  • Keep track of and observe deadlines for sending in all required fees and paperwork
  • Notify schools you will not attend of your decision
  • Continue to look for scholarship opportunities
  • Keep track of important financial aid and scholarship deadlines
  • Watch the mail for your Student Aid Report (SAR) <http://actstudent.org/finaid/afterfafsa.html> —it should arrive four weeks after the FAFSA is filed
  • Compare financial aid packages from different schools
  • Sign and send in a promissory note if you are borrowing money
  • Notify your college about any outside scholarships you received

 

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