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What you should be doing...or at least...thinking about.

July, August & September

  • Finalize application essay topics
  • Continue writing college coaches and provide fall schedule
  • Arrange for college visits and interviews
  • Check with counsel for SAT/ACT retake registration and schedule
  • Discuss Achievement Tests results with counselor
  • Parent and student meeting with counselor
  • If you haven't already, obtain the Guide for the College Bound Student Athletic from the NCAA.

October, November & December

  • Show application essays to teachers/parents for proof and comments before finalizing
  • Request recommendation from teachers/faculty
  • Check with counselor for SAT/ACT registration and test schedule
  • If applying for early decision, complete and send application
  • Get tax records to prepare for financial aid forms
  • Narrow list to 5 schools for possible application
  • Apply to at least 3 schools
  • Inform counselor of college applications (for transcripts to be sent)
  • National Letter of Intent Signing is November
  • Achievement Test given in early November nationally
  • Review material in college file with parents

January, February & March

  • File Financial Aid forms ASAP after January 1
  • Final visits to schools where applied
  • Make sure all applications have been sent
  • Parent and student meeting with counselor
  • Re-take SAT/ACT if necessary
  • Decision time -- Good Luck!
  • National Letter of Intent Signing Day

April, May & June

  • Review progress with parents
  • AP Examinations given in May
  • Review acceptances and aid offers -- choose college you wish to attend
  • If you are put on waiting lists, contact college admissions officer and speak with guidance counselor
  • Handle necessary deposits to college you have chosen
  • Inform all colleges to which you applied of the decision to attend or not attend that school
  • Achievement Tests in May nationally
  • Notify counselor of your choice and have them send final grades, proof of graduation, etc.  

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