Senior Year

Lots to think about during your Senior Year!

For an interactive site with checklists for students and parents CLICK HERE.

ON OCTOBER 1ST, parents and students together complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This determines what types of financial aid and loans you are eligible for.


A few more things to think about:

Apply to colleges. Make decisions. Finish high school with pride in yourself and your accomplishments.


  • Meet with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirement.
  • Register for the SAT or ACT.
  • Attend financial aid meeting in September with your family.
  • Create FSA ID for both the student and the parent.
  • After October 1st, complete and submit your FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • Finalize a list of colleges and start the application process.
  • Start working on scholarship and college application essays.
  • Visit colleges that interest you.
  • Well before your application deadlines; ask your counselor and teachers to submit required documents (e.g. transcript, letter of recommendation) to the colleges which you are applying to.


  • Submit your college application. Check for early deadline/ priority deadlines.
  • Set up a realistic family budget.
  • Continue with scholarship applications. If you haven’t yet, apply for OSAC. Early bird deadline is February 15th or else it is due on March 1st!
  • Send your SAT or ACT scores to colleges you plan to attend.
  • Take the Placement test if you plan to attend LCC or Community College.


  • Visit colleges that have accepted you.
  • Review your college acceptances and compare the colleges’ financial aid offers.
  • Send your final transcripts from high school and college credits, if any, to the college you’re going to.
  • Submit your intent to enroll.
  • Sign up for news student orientation.
  • Register for classes.