Senior Year Checklist

August/September

*Retake the ACT and/or SAT - colleges use your best score for admission and scholarships

*Narrow your list of college choices to 3 or 4 schools

*Make college visits

*Request letters of recommendation

*Complete applications for admission

*Begin your scholarship search

*Stay involved in activities

*Update your resume - keep a list of your activities, awards, volunteer service, organizations
and offices held

 

October

*Attend the GHS college fair on October 5

*Visit with admissions representatives who visit GHS

*Retake the ACT and/or SAT as needed

*Complete applications for admission

*Continue working on scholarship applications

 

November

*Complete applications for admission

*Continue your scholarship search

*Have 2-3 letters of recommendation for scholarships

 

December

*Finish all applications for admission

*Continue your scholarship search

 

January - February

Focus on scholarship work

 

March

*Be alert for housing deposit deadlines

*Watch your mail/email for award letters from schools that you included on your FAFSA

*Narrow your list of schools

 

April

*Review your college acceptances

*Compare the finalized financial aid packages from the colleges to which you have been
accepted

*Make a final decision about the college of your choice (if you have not done so already)

*Send any required deposits and watch important deadlines at your college

*Notify other colleges to which you applied that you will not be attending

 May

*Final college acceptance decision should be made by May 1

*Watch for deadlines (housing, tuition deposits)

*Make arrangements for orientation, pre-registration and selection of fall classes at your
college

 

June/July

*Request that your final GHS transcript be sent to your college as well as the NCAA or NAIA
Eligibility Center (if applicable)

*If you took dual credit courses, request that your Metro transcript be forwarded on to your
college

* Attend the orientation program at your college