Senior Year Timeline
___ Register for ACT/SAT, if needed.
___ Go onto the Common Application website (www.commonapp.org) to create a username and password (even if you are not planning on using the common application).
___ Logon to Naviance.
___ Go to “My Colleges” and a privacy note will appear. Click on “Yes, I do waive my right…” See your counselor if you would like more information about this step
___ Work on your college essays.
___ Verify your transcript in September.
___ Solidify Senior Schedule – Double check with your counselor to make sure you have all necessary core electives, PE requirements, etc. for graduation.
___ Be sure you completed your Junior Questionnaire on Naviance and clicked “Save and I am finished”.
___ Attend College Application Evening in September.
___ VISIT, VISIT, VISIT
___ Review your post-high school plans with your counselor.
___ Teacher Recommendations – check with teachers about what you need to do.
___ Finalize college essays - see Mrs. Zahn in the library and/or your English teacher to revise, edit, re-write…
___ Attend college conferences with visiting Admissions Representatives. Sign up for visits on Naviance.
___ Be aware of deadlines: Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision.
___ Complete your FAFSA form after October 1.
When you are ready to apply:
___ Share a finalized list of colleges with your counselor.
___ Log back onto Naviance and move colleges from “colleges I’m thinking about” to “colleges I’m Applying to ” and then check the box labeled “I have submitted my application”. Click “Update Colleges”.
___ Use the Common Application, if possible. Very important for electronic submission. (Save a paper copy for your files).
___ If you plan to apply to the University of Florida or University of Maryland, you will be instructed to use the Coalition Application (mycoalition.org). Please see your counselor for further instructions.
___ Meet with counselor to complete “College Application Data Sheet”
___ Send ACT/SAT scores to colleges directly from collegeboard.com and/or actstudent.orgWinter/Spring:
___ Follow up with all colleges/universities regarding application materials being received.
___ Be aware of scholarship deadlines.
___ Inform counselors of admissions decisions as you receive them, and post them to your Naviance account.
___ Review your options: compare Financial Aid packages.
___ Withdrawal applications from the schools that have accepted you that you will not be attending.
___ Send in your deposit.
___ Students with a 504/IEP, plan accordingly to obtain accommodations at your college or university. For more information, visit https://www.tesd.net/Page/12071.