Senior Year Timeline

Congratulations! You are a senior!  High school will soon be a distant memory as you embark on the next phase toward college. The problem is, there is still a lot of work to be done. Here is your timeline for Senior Year:

Summer:

  • Review Transcripts and Close Gaps or Accelerate with Summer Classes
  • Pursue Academic and Extra-Curricular Interests in New Ways
  • Request Recommendations From Teachers and Counselor
  • Reassess Testing Needs/Apply for Testing Accommodations
  • Register Applications (Common App, Apply TX, etc.)
  • Brainstorm Essay Questions & Begin Writing
  • Research Colleges and Create “Why Bullet Points”
  • Create ZeeMee Profile

 

EXPERT TIP: Take Notice of Early or Rolling Deadlines

 

Fall:

  • Request Transcripts
  • Follow Up on Recommendations
  • Retake Testing As Necessary
  • Finalize Essays
  • Submit Applications
  • Visit Colleges
  • Schedule Interviews

 

Spring:

  • Submit FAFSA Forms
  • Commit to Your Chosen School by May 1
  • Pay Matriculation & Housing Deposits
  • Apply for Scholarships
  • Thank Your Recommenders & Counselor
  • Keep Your Grades Up!

 

EXPERT TIP: Know Which Colleges Consider Demonstrated Interest And Plan Your Activities Accordingly

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