• senior year

    September:


    • Aim for success in your courses and electives
    • Ask your counselor when college reps are coming to visit or when open houses are
    • Attend local college fairs & visit colleges you are interested in
    • Develop a calendar for important dates and deadlines for both scholarships and applications
    • Narrow your list of colleges to 5-10 in which you might apply
    • Begin writing ideas for your college essay
    • Request letters of recommendation
    • Register for SAT/ACT
    • Check your e-mail and mailbox for information from the guidance department

    October:


    • Use Naviance & other internet resources to access college information
    • If you are not planning for college, see your counselor and begin procedures for other opportunities
    • Visit colleges and continue to work on applications
    • Meet with your guidance counselor

    November/December:


    • Continue college applications
    • Remember to send official scores and transcripts to colleges
    • Check for early deadline scholarships
    • Meet with your guidance counselor

    January:


    • File the FAFSA after January 1st (apply for a PIN)
    • Keep your grades up & keep in mind that you will have to choose a college in the upcoming months
    • Apply for Allegany County Area Foundation Scholarships

    February:


    • Follow up with colleges to see if they have all of your application materials
    • Watch for scholarships
    • Meet with your counselor if you are considering post-high school options other than college

    March:


    • Keep an eye out for acceptance letters
    • Watch for scholarships

    April:


    • You should hear from most colleges you applied to... make sure to take a close look at your financial package before sending in a deposit to your college of choice
    • Watch for scholarships

    May:


    • Deposit to the school you will be attending
    • Advanced Placement Tests
    • Watch for scholarships

    June: ----- GRADUATION