Summer between Junior and Senior Year

  • Continue to narrow down list of college choices
  • Plan any additional campus visits
  • Create a resume
  • Draft your scholarship essay
  • Volunteer (if you haven't started already)

Fall of Senior Year

  • Finalize list of schools to which you want to apply
  • Ask for personal recommendations early for scholarship and only if necessary for college applications
  • Retake ACT test if necessary (September and October dates recommended for Seniors)
  • Plan any final campus visits
  • Apply to colleges of choice and observe all deadlines
    • August - November 1st
    • Application (online preferred)
    • Send ACT/ACCUPLACER scores if necessary
    • Request transcript to be sent through Parchment
    • Pay application fee
    • Be on the lookout for all scholarship possibilities

October- January of Senior Year

  • Attend financial aid workshops
  • Apply for financial aid (must be accepted at schools before financial aid can be received)
  • Call institutional financial aid offices for additional help
  • Continue to apply for all appropriate scholarships

November - May of Senior Year

  • Make final choices for college attendance
  • Compare financial aid packages
  • Apply for local scholarships