• Senior Year


    • Meet with college admissions representatives who are visiting Tartan.
    • Make a list of test names, dates, fees and registration deadlines.
    • Begin asking teachers, counselors, and employers for letters of recommendation (Student Worksheet Letter of Recommendation).


    • Take the ACT or SAT if necessary.
    • Work on admissions application essays.
    • Attend special programs such as college fairs and financial aid nights.


    • Check priority deadlines and entrance requirements for all colleges that you are considering.
    • Give at least two weeks for college/scholarship applications to be processed by your school counselor.


    • Pick up the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the guidance office.
    • Continue researching scholarship opportunities.


    • Submit the FAFSA application as soon after January 1st as possible.
    • Keep copies of all forms you submit for colleges and scholarships.


    • Mail your FAFSA if you have not already done so.
    • Rank your finalized list of colleges.
    • Continue with your scholarship applications.


    • As college forms arrive, promptly complete and return them to colleges, don’t let them sit.
    • Send "THANK YOU" notes to the teachers, counselors, and employers who have helped you with college applications.


    • Watch the mail for college acceptance and financial aid award letters. Compare all offers.
    • Make your final decision and send in a deposit by the deadline.
    • Notify the other schools that you will not be attending.
    • Watch for important deadlines at your chosen college (housing, financial aid, etc).


    • Advanced Placement (AP) exams are given nationwide.
    • Send "THANK YOU" notes if you have not already done so.


    • Have your final transcript sent to your college.