Senior College Planning Calendar


Fall Semester

  • Continue taking challenging academic courses and keep up your grades. Beware of “senioritis”!
  • Continue involvement in volunteer and extra-curricular activities; update your resume
  • Meet individually with your counselor to narrow list of colleges, discuss financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Attend Senior College Forum for all seniors (September)
  • Attend senior parent program, Nuts and Bolts, (September)
  • Attend Senior Financial Aid Night for parents (September)
  • Complete senior packet on Naviance (October)
  • Decide which schools you will apply to and prepare a list of deadlines
  • Research scholarship opportunities and internships listed in Naviance and track deadlines
  • Complete NCAA Clearinghouse application ( if a student athlete
  • Note any early action or early decision deadlines at colleges of choice
  • Ask teachers and counselors to complete letters of recommendation at least two weeks prior to the school deadline and by November 19th at the latest
  • Arrange college interviews and practice for them
  • Brainstorm, write your essays, and enlist editors to help you revise them. Create a master list of supplemental essays
  • Attend Senior Essay Workshops (September/October) and Alumni Interviewing Skills Workshop (Oct.)
  • Visit colleges of major interest. Plan an overnight in a dorm if possible
  • Attend college representative visits and ask questions!
  • Take any additionally needed SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject tests in October or early November
  • Request transcripts from counselors be sent to your list of colleges
  • Request scores from or be sent to your list of colleges
  • Submit all transcript requests through Naviance and complete the paper transcript request form for each school to which you are applying before Thanksgiving



  • Complete official FASFA (financial aid form) at beginning January 1st. If required, complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile at
  • Continue to apply for scholarships
  • Send supplemental information to colleges as it becomes available, i.e., awards


  • Meet Acceptance Reply Date. Write to inform and thank colleges whose offers you did not accept
  • Write thank-you notes to teachers who wrote letters of recommendation
  • Take AP exams
  • Complete the Future Plans/ Final Transcript request form on Naviance
  • Create a college budget and begin applying for additional student loans, if necessary

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