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SEPTEMBER

 

 

___Discuss post-high school plans with family and guidance counselor.  Senior Interviews are conducted thru November; you may request your interview by making an appointment in the Guidance Office.

 

___Continue gathering college/trade school information and applications forms (Phone numbers & web pages are available in Guidance and on Naviance).

 

___Search the web pages of colleges/trade schools that interest you for Fall Open Houses and Informational Tours; look for notices posted near the Guidance Office—check school announcements

 

___If you have not done so, complete a resume on Naviance & ask teachers and employers for letters of recommendation.

 

___Register by SEPTEMBER 8th for the OCTOBER 7th SAT or SAT Subject Tests

 

___If you intend to participate in Division I or II college athletics, register for the NCAA Clearinghouse www.eligibilitycenter.org and have your SAT scores sent (Code # 9999)

 

___Meet with the College/Trade School/Military Representatives that are in the Lunchroom (A calendar is posted outside Guidance regarding dates of upcoming visits).

 

___Choose approximately 4-8 colleges/trade schools to which you will send applications.

 

___Begin planning to visit the colleges/trade schools that interest you if you have not already done so

 

___Begin gathering financial documents to prepare for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—DO NOT SUBMIT BEFORE OCTOBER 1st.

 

___Attend Senior Guidance Assembly---SEPTEMBER 14th

 

___Senior College Visitation Days--SEPTEMBER 27

 

___Watch your grades!!  Most schools require 1st quarter and/or semester grades before granting acceptances.  We have seen students get denied by schools because of their poor SENIOR GRADES!

 

OCTOBER

___Begin application process (if you have not already done so).  Follow the procedures outlined in the Senior Guidance Assembly & on the attached Step by Step guide.

 

___Check on Teacher Recommendations.

 

___If applying for Early Action (non-binding) or Early Decision (binding), check deadlines!

 

___FAFSA Filing Period begins on OCTOBER 1st

 

___Register (collegeboard.com) for the CSS/Financial Aid Profile if the colleges that interest you require it; a college’s website or the list on collegboard will tell you which schools require this

 

___Complete the FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov   to apply for financial aid from the Federal Government and the State of Pennsylvania—use 2016 tax returns and information

 

___Review Scholarships that are listed on Naviance—watch deadlines!.

 

___Register by OCTOBER 5th for NOVEMBER 4th SAT or SAT Subject Tests

 

___OCTOBER 7th—SAT I & SAT Subject Tests at Father Judge

 

__Utilize OCTOBER 11th for College Visits/Interviews

 

___Attend College Fair at Archbishop Ryan on OCTOBER 11th ---7:00-9:00 p.m. and/or at Bishop McDevitt on OCTOBER 12th—7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

___Attend the Financial Aid Night on OCTOBER 12th at St. Hubert—7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER

 

__Register by NOVEMBER 2nd for DECEMBER 2nd SAT or SAT Subject Tests

 

__NOVEMBER 4th ---SAT I & SAT Subject Tests at Father Judge

 

___Attend Philadelphia National College Fair at the PA Convention Center, 13th & Arch, from 11-3pm on NOVEMBER 12th

 

___Continue reviewing monthly Scholarship Bulletins/Open House Bulletins.

 

___Notify the Guidance Office if you need your 1st quarter grades sent to any schools to which you have already applied.

 

___Shortly after completing the FASFA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) which you can use to make corrections and/or additions.

 

___Develop a direct contact at the Financial Aid Office of those schools to which you have been accepted, and periodically check on the status of your financial aid application.

 

 

DECEMBER

 

___DECEMBER 2nd SAT I & SAT Subject Tests   

 

___DECEMBER  8th  —Senior College Visitation Days

 

___The deadline for your applications mailed before Christmas is DECEMBER 11th.

 

___Write Thank-You notes to all teachers and employers who have given you recommendations.

 

 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH

 

___Notify the Guidance Office if you need your 1st semester grades sent to any schools

 

___JANUARY 15th—College Visitation Day

 

___Avoid Senioritis!—All acceptances are contingent on your Final Transcript!

 

___Finish any Thank-You notes to those who wrote your recommendations.

 

___Bring in ALL acceptance letters to Guidance.

 

APRIL/MAY/JUNE

 

___Maintain files of acceptances, denials, and financial aid award letters; be sure to bring copies of ALL these to the Guidance Office.

 

___Make sure that all your financial aid information (the SAR) has been sent to the college or trade school of your choice.

 

__All Financial Aid Letters, from ALL the schools to which you were accepted, must be turned into Guidance by APRIL 27th to be included in the Scholarship Booklet at Graduation!

 

___Make your final decision and send in a deposit by the deadline (generally MAY 1st).

 

___MAY 2nd—Final Transcript Request Forms will be distributed by Guidance

 

___Notify schools that you will not be attending so they may offer admissions to others.

 

___Watch for important deadlines at your school of choice (i.e. housing, orientations, etc.).

 

JUNE/JULY/AUGUST

 

Congratulations!!  Enjoy your graduation, have a safe and fun summer, and get ready for some of the best years of your life!

FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO HAVE A GREAT SENIOR YEAR                 Futures Magazine

 

  1. Make up your mind that you are going to have a good Senior Year and let the events of your year unfold.

 

  1. Make the most of your friendships. Enjoy the quiet moments and the big events with your classmates, and don’t be afraid to expand your social circle.  Appreciate what you have now because soon you and your friends will be moving on with the next part of your lives.

 

  1. Keep up with your course work. Avoid the temptation to slack off, especially as the year winds down.  Colleges and Trade Schools can rescind their acceptances of students whose grades dip too low.  In addition, your Final Transcript follows you; and if you do not think you need it for next year, you can bet you will be needing it sometime down the road.

 

  1. Stay involved. Take advantage of every opportunity.  Participate in whatever is offered just so you are able to have those memories.

 

  1. Get organized. Senior Year is crammed with things to do and places to go, and some of them will be missed if you are not organized.  Use a planner and mark down appointments and activities.  And don’t forget to pencil in some quality time with your family, and some quiet time just for yourself.