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Senior Year

  • High School Senior Year: College Preparation Checklist

    Keep track of the college admissions process. Be aware of deadlines. Do not Procrastinate! In terms of college preparation, the following considerations should be addressed during a student's Senior year:

    Fall:

    • Visit schools and complete applications.
    • Finalize your list of college choices.
    • Keep up academics and activities.
    • Take your standardized tests.
    • Ask for letters of recommendation.
    • Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss the admissions process.
    • Complete all college applications.
    • Continue seeking scholarships.

    Winter:

    • Act on any schools that make early decisions on acceptance.
    • Follow up on applications.
    • Submit financial aid forms.
    • Send colleges your mid-year grade reports.

    Spring:

    • Watch your mail for college notifications.
    • Keep track of any wait lists.
    • Compare financial aid packages.
    • Make a final college decision.
    • Follow up on financial information.
    • Complete all enrollment paperwork.

    Congratulate yourself! You have graduated high school and are preparing to embark on an exciting new phase in life. Best of Luck!!

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