Senior Year

Fall of Senior Year

  • Check College Office deadlines for turning in Secondary School Reports to your college counselor-usually two weeks before the deadline.  
  • Make sure you know when the application deadlines are for each college.
  • Mail rolling applications ASAP.
  • Apply in September to large state universities and service academies in order to get your housing preference set and early acceptance locked up.
  • Create a chart with deadlines, admission requirements, coach contact, etc.
  • Meet with your College Counselor to review your applications. 
  • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse, if playing athletics at Division I or Division II level (Log on to www ncaaclearinghouse net).
  • Arrange final campus visits and interviews, if necessary.
  • Retake SATI if necessary. The deadline for the October test is early-right around the time school starts. Note: Register before returning to school.
  • Continue taking SATII Subject Tests. Be sure to send your scores directly from the testing agency to the colleges, if you are testing in November or December.
  • Know the specific requirements of each of the schools you wish to apply to. 
  • Attend information sessions with college representatives in the Fall.
  • Continue to narrow your list of colleges until you reach the number of schools you wish to apply to. Check admission requirements, application, scholarship, and financial aid deadlines.
  • Fill out applications and MAKE COPIES 
  • Meet with college counselor to review applications.
  • Make sure you have checks to attach to your applications when you mail them.
  • Obtain financial aid forms from the College Office in December. The College Scholarship Service PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are both available online as well. 
  • Study, Study, Study!!!
  • Early Decision applicants receive notification in mid-December.


Winter of Senior Year

  • Arrange interviews as necessary and required.  
  • Maintain a strong academic average because colleges will request to see winter grades.
  • Report additional honors and achievements to admission offices. (Most College Counselors will help with this communication.)
  • Keep up coach contacts and work with college counselor regarding “official” visits.
  • Financial Aid deadlines-file on time!


Spring of Senior Year

  • Stay in touch with your Envision counselor.
  • Admission decisions begin arriving. You must reply to all admissions offered by May 1st. Money can only be on deposit at one college after May 1st. 
  • Send appropriate letters regarding: Letter to Withdraw Application, Letter to Decline Admission, Wait-list Follow-up Letter and Offer of Admission Reply Form. 
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