Senior Year College Prep

Senior Year:

Fall Semester

The home stretch has arrived! Reconfirm your final college list, continue to engage with admissions representatives and make it your goal to apply before November 1st. Decide if you will choose Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Admissions. Connect with a college counselor at My College Resource to help you decide which application cycle to choose. Polish your resume and college essay; make minor adjustments as necessary. Next, you will need to check over your transcript to make sure it is complete and accurate. While you are meeting with your school counselor, submit all of your community service hours. 

On October 1st, the FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid) application opens. Attend your high school’s information session with a parent and/or fill out the application. As you apply to colleges, look for and collect required financial aid documents. If you are a Florida student, apply for Florida Bright Futures. Regardless of where you are applying, check for institution and community scholarships. 

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Spring Semester

Depending on which college and application cycle you selected, decision letters will start to come in by late-December and may continue through April 1st. Check your email and application portals regularly. As acceptances come in, plan to attend admitted students days. Talk with your family regularly about college acceptances and deposit by National Decision Day, May 1.

Remember not to fall into the trap of senioritis. Keep your grades strong throughout senior year!

Next step: Off to college!

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