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IT’S SENIOR TIME!

IT’S SENIOR TIME!

The Summer Before Senior Year

Your Schedule Matters!

FALL OF Senior YEAR

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TRANSCRIPTS

Request an Unofficial Copy of Your Transcripts & Check for Accuracy MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETED A SENIOR ACTIVITIES FORM SO YOUR TRANSCRIPT REFLECTS WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED! Complete Transcript Request Form for EVERY College Application (The Blue Form) *Even if you apply online!

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TIMELINE

Visit Your School Counselor & Review Personal Plans & Timelines Get a Counselor Information Sheet

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Top College Choices

Consider Your SAT/ACT Scores & Know What Your Top College Choices Average SAT/ACT Scores Are Looking for

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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Start to Gather & Decide on College Applications
Know your 3 Types of Applications: SAFETY / MATCH / REACH Schools

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FAFSA NIGHT

Attend Financial Aid Night
Start Your FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid)
CHANGES TO FAFSA PROCESS -INCLUDING START DATE

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COLLEGE ESSAYS

Start Getting Serious About Your College Essays

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COLLEGE VISITS

Look for Open House Opportunities at Preferred Colleges & College Fairs Seniors have 3 College Visits - USE 'EM!

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NEED TO KNOW

Know Which Colleges Admission Counselors are Coming to McCort - Talk to Them!
Know Your Application Fees & Deadlines
Politely Check in with Those Teachers/Coaches/Employers Writing Your LORs
Make Sure the Guidance Office Gets Copies of Your LORs!
Stay on Top of Your Senior Classwork!
October Senior Workshop
Complete Your Senior Superlatives Form

Be Educated on Financial Aid Opportunities

Winter Of Senior Year

Keep Scholarship Hunting & Many Scholarship Applications Should be Open & Due this Time of Year.

Scholarships
  • Community & Local Scholarship
  • Know the Scholarships/Awards at the Schools You Applied
  • Athletes, If You Plan on Participating in Collegiate Athletics, You Need to be Certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to Compete at an NCAA Division I or II School

Gentlemen, You Must Register For Selective Services Within 30 Days of Your 18th Birthday.  You Can Register HERE

Please Note: The Guidance Office Will Provide The US Armed Services a Senior Class Listing, Which Provides All Senior Contact Information.  You May Request to Opt Out of Having Your Contact Information on This List by Sending a Written Request to The Guidance Office By December 1st.

All College Applications Should be Completed or Almost Done!  Remember that Many Schools Have January 1st Deadlines, but that DOES NOT MEAN You Should Wait Until December 31st to Apply!

 

ALL TRANSCRIPT/LORs/SCHOOL REPORTS/COUNSELOR REPORTS Requests Should be Turned into the Guidance Office 2 Weeks Before Christmas Break. 

YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED! or You will be.  Keep Track of Your College Acceptance and Financial Award Letters of All of the Schools You Hear Back From.  

2 Good Links to Help You Keep Track & Compare Award Letters:

Finaid.org Calculator

CollegeGold Award Compare

Spring Of Senior Year

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