Preparing for College: Senior Checklist
- Set up and meet your Academic Counselor, College Counselor and/or College Consultant
- Visit your any college and/or universities you may be interested in attending.
- Review all current academic records to determine if you meet admission and scholarship requirements. Request official copies of your transcript. (Campus Registrar)
- Register for the SAT and/or ACT if you have not already taken it or if you are not satisfied with your score. SAT www.collegeboard.org or ACT www.act.org
- SAT Test Dates 2018/2019 Registration Deadline
- August 25, 2018 July 27th, 2018
- October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018
- November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018
- December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018
- March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019
- May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019
- June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019
- Begin researching and applying for admissions. Beware of major deadlines!
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available as of October 1st.
- Begin researching and applying for scholarships. Ask your school counselor, colleges, religious and civic groups about scholarship opportunities.
- Request personal recommendations from teachers, school counselors, or employers.
- Finalize your college essay. Many institutions will require that you submit at least one essay with your application. Always save your essays to a disk for future purposes.
- Attend College Night on Wednesday, October 5th at UTPB
- Finalize and send any early decision or early action applications due this month. The due date is primarily November 1st or December 1st.
- Every college institution will require a copy of your high school transcripts and/or any dual credit transcripts.
- Make sure all assessment scores have been sent directly to the colleges to which you are applying for.
- December 1st & 15th are huge deadlines for the Major Texas Universities such as UT Austin, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor and TCU.
- Keep track of and observe deadlines for sending in all required fees and necessary paperwork.
- Acceptance letters and financial aid offers will start to arrive. Review your acceptances, compare financial aid packages, and visit with your family about your final choices.
- Continue to complete scholarship applications.
- Narrow down your top four choices to two. Then schedule another visit with both institutions. (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WHEN MAKING A DECISION)
- Begin your housing application. Remember housing application come with a room deposit so please be sure you are 100% positive on your decision.
- Register for Fall Orientation. Orientation usually occurs in the Summer before Fall classes begin.
- Orientation will be your opportunity to register for classes, engage in student activities and finalize your financial aid/scholarship offers.
- Orientation is also an excellent opportunity to meet your future roommate and other students who will be attending the same college.
- Request for a final high school transcript to be sent to your college choice.
- Begin preparing a list of items you will need and want for your residence hall.
- Last but not least ENJOY YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION!
YOU MADE IT!
Last Modified on April 9, 2019