• Senior Year Timeline

     

     

     

     

     

    12th Grade List of Activities

     

     

    AUGUST

     

     

    __E-mail colleges to request information on admissions requirements, financial aid, housing and deadlines, etc.

    __Work on the essays required for the college/university applications.

    __Work on your resume. Be sure to include all of your volunteer work and extracurricular activities.

    __Make sure that you have the classes needed in your graduation plan and required at the college or university that you are

    planning to attend.

    __Take as many challenging (possibly AP,IB, or Dual Credit) courses as you can.

     

     

    SEPTEMBER

     

     

     

     

    __Keep a calendar with deadlines posted for easy visibility.

    __Register for and take the SAT & ACT, and SAT Subject Tests, or any other exams required for admission to the colleges to which you are applying if you have not done so.

    __Difficulty paying ACT or SAT registration fees? See about getting a fee waiver.

    __Keep up with the scholarship bulletins throughout the year.

    __Prepare your application carefully. Follow the instructions, and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES! Be sure to ask your counselor and teachers at least two weeks before your application deadlines to submit the necessary documents to colleges (your transcript, letters of recommendation, etc.). Submit applications for college admission http://applytexas.org.

    __Attend College Night!

     

     

    OCTOBER

     

     

     

    __Check that you are scheduled to graduate at the end of the year.

    __Meet with your counselor early to discuss your plans, transcript requests, fee waivers, and letters of recommendation (2 weeks’ notice).

     

     

     

    NOVEMBER

     

     

    __Check for scholarship opportunities in counselor’s office, websites (see below), etc. and complete and submit application forms before deadlines.

     

     

     

    __Request letters of recommendation (2 weeks’ notice) from teachers.

     

     

    DECEMBER

     

     

     

    __Request your FAFSA pin # at www.pin.ed.gov.

    __Be ready to send out Mid -Year Reports in January.

     

     

    JANUARY

     

     

    __Begin the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

    __Complete all necessary financial aid forms; fill out at least one form that can be used for federal aid.

    __Check to see if you will need to fill out a CSS/Financial Aid Profile. 

     

     

    FEBRUARY

     

     

     

    __Submit your FAFSA if possible.

    __If possible, visit the colleges that most interest you.

    __Check for scholarship opportunities in counselor’s office, websites (see below), etc. and complete and submit application forms before deadlines.

     

     

    MARCH

     

     

    __Continue attending college sessions hosted at your school.

    __Continue to check for scholarship opportunities in counselor’s office, websites (see below), etc. and complete and submit application forms

    before deadlines.

    __Compare the colleges/universities that you have been admitted to and determine which college/university you will be attending.

    __Check AP Exam Registration dates.

     

     

    APRIL

     

     

    __Verify that the college admissions office has all your paperwork.

    __Review your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).

    __Review the financial aid packages offered by the different universities. Remember that you have a choice regarding what you will accept and what you will decline. Work with your parents through this process. Be ready to commit by May.

     

     

    MAY

     

     

    __Take AP Exams (Advanced Placement Program).

    __Register for and take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) e.g THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment), COMPASS, etc. if required at college or university that you are planning to attend.

    __Finalize your housing arrangements.

     

     

    JUNE

     

     

     

    __Review your financial aid package; determine if you will need additional monies for college.

    __Determine a major if you haven’t already.

    __Submit your request to the registrar for your final transcript which needs to be sent to the college/university that you will be attending.