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August

Refine college list

Finalize teacher recommendations

September

Complete college essay(s)

Check transcript for accuracy

Begin a search for scholarships

October

Invite teachers/counselors to Common App schools

Sign FERPA on Common App – “yes, I waive my right”

Have official SAT test scores sent by College Board

November

Prepare applications

SAT Subject Tests

December

Complete applications

Send thank you note to all recommendation writers and keep them informed of your acceptances

January

Request mid year reports

February

Complete FAFSA and TAP

Send updated transcript

Avoid senioritis!

March/April

Admission notifications

College visits/overnights

Wait listed – follow instruction for what to do

Family discussion about college decisions

Attend admitted student events

May

Deposits for housing and tuition are due

Inform counselor where you will be attending

Notify and thank colleges you will not be attending

June

Complete all college forms

Graduation!   Congratulations!