Senior Year Timeline

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    September:

    -Continue exploring colleges and careers by taking advantage of free career inventories online.

    -Start looking over College Applications by going to the school’s website or do a college search at www.collegeboard.org.

    -Register to take (or re-take) the SAT or ACT.  Watch out for deadlines. If you receive free lunch, see your Guidance Counselor for a fee waiver.

    -1st, 2nd Marking Period & Semester Grades are very important.  Colleges will ask for them.

    -Collect application materials and keep careful track of due dates.  Don’t procrastinate!

    -Start working on your essay and resume.

    -If you are on a potential Division I or II athlete, you MUST see your counselor to follow up on NCAA  Clearinghouse eligibility.

    *START GATHERING INFORMATION REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR FAFSA*

       -Social Security and/or Alien Registration Numbers

       -2016 Federal tax information

       -Records of Untaxed Income (SSI and/or TANF benefits)

     

    October:

    ASVAB testing available in the Media Center.  See you counselor for details.

    -Take care of college application basics: Contact teachers for recommendations, make sure your transcript is accurate, and finalize your college essay.

    -Visit colleges in which you are interested.

    -Finalize your college choices.  Be sure to go online to make sure that you have fit the requirements (GPA, SAT/ACT scores, course requirements) to be admitted to the school. See if the SAT II (Subject Test) is required.

    Consider filing a Common Application at

                      www.commonapp.org

     

    *****Submit the FAFSA on or after October 1st*****             

    -Make sure you have a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) worksheet.  See your Guidance Counselor or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.

     

    Attend SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT

     

    November:

    National College Fair

    Atlantic City Convention Center

     

    If you’re applying Early Decision/Early Action, don’t miss November deadlines. Investigate scholarships and obtain an issue of Careers and Colleges in the Guidance Office.

     

    December:

    -Complete all applications and submit them on time. Don’t forget to enclose the application fee or fee waiver.  Contact your counselor for transcripts and fee waivers.  

    -ASVAB testing available in the Media Center.  See you counselor for details.

     

    January:

    Start looking for and filling out scholarships.  You will not receive any if you do not fill out the applications.

     

    February:

    -Once you submit the FAFSA, you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), noting eligibility for aid.

    -Send your 1st semester grades (Mid-year) to colleges if necessary.

    The ASVAB will be given on February 12, 2019 in the Media Center

     

    March:

    -Continue to search for scholarship dollars.

     

    April:

    -Look for admission notices in the mail or via E-mail and review financial aid packages.

    ASVAB testing available in the Media Center.  See you counselor for details.

     

     May:

    -Decide which college you will attend, notify all others of your decision.  Send required deposit to the college of your choice.

     

    June:

    -Make sure you tell your counselor to which college your final transcript and proof of graduation should be sent.