• Seniors College Checklist

    • It’s time to apply to colleges you’d like to attend and to make sure you’re ready for college-level work.
    • Review your class schedule with your counselor to ensure you meet all college-preparatory requirements. 
    • Earn college credit in high school by taking Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual or Concurrent Credit, and TechPrep courses. 
    • Attend college nights, college fairs, and other informative events. 
    • Begin the college application process in September. 
    • Submit admissions applications no later than December. 
    • Call to verify that the college or university received your materials. 
    • Check with your counselor about scholarship opportunities and fill out every scholarship application possible. 
    • Get a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from your counselor, at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID. 
    • Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.  The sooner you submit it, the better your chances for getting a good financial aid package. 
    • Write to the college you have chosen to let them know you plan to attend. 
    • Write to other colleges that have accepted you to let them know of your decision so they can offer admission to another student. 
    • Finalize college-housing arrangements, if you plan to live on campus. 
    • See an academic advisor at college or university you will be attending, then register early. 
    • Take part in summer orientation programs for incoming freshmen.