Senior Year

Fall

  • 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.
  • PAY ATTENTION TO COLLEGE AND SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Winter

  • 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.

Spring

  • 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.
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