- Narrow your college list (http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search)
- Review your career plans.
- Continue to visit college campuses.
Register to take the ACT or SAT if you did not already take the exams, or for retakes (ACT Information).
- 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.