Senior

What you can do to get ready for college as a high school senior:

 September:

  • Use applytexas.org, commonapp.org, and school websites to complete college applications REMEMBER TO VISIT THE GO CENTER
  • Watch applications for college admissions deadlines
  • Register for the ACT and/or SAT
  • Complete NCAA forms (athletes)
  • Attend Senior Parent Night with parents
  • Complete Senior Information Sheet for teachers and counselors you will ask to write letters of recommendation
  • Visit college campuses

October:

  • Take SAT and/or ACT
  • Attend College Fair
  • Ask teachers or counselor to write letters of recommendation, if needed
  • Begin searching for information on scholarships and financial aid
  • Apply for on campus housing

November:

  • Complete applications- watch for the December 1 deadline
  • Listen to announcements for scholarship possibilities and apply

 December:

  • Take SAT and /or ACT if not yet completed
  • Complete any college applications not yet finished
  • Assemble records needed for filing financial aid forms
  • Make sure you pass all Fall classes

January:

  • Complete FAFSA.gov during FAFSA Night or at home

February:

  • Register for the draft if you are a male age 18 or older
  • Request your seven semester rank in class from the registrar

March:

  • Consider admission and financial aid offers
  • Apply for local scholarships
  • Register for AP exams, if applicable

April:

  • Make sure you have turned in all necessary documents to the college.

May:

  • Notify the college you will be attending regarding your acceptance
  • Inform those colleges you are rejecting with a thank-you
  • Request final transcript to be sent to college
  • Apply for housing deposit refund from any school you are not attending

June:

  • Attend Graduation!