Senior College Bound Calendar

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Senior Year College Bound Calendar 2015-2016
Throckmorton ISD
August
September
October
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Determine your career interests and decide
which kind of college best suits you.
Obtain catalogs and information on
admissions, scholarships and financial aid for
the schools you are considering.
Be wary of scholarship search and financial aid
services that charge a fee.
Create portfolio.
Research military education benefits.
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Research/apply for private outside
scholarships.
October 3 SAT exam.
September 12 – ACT exam
September 18th – Registration deadline for
October 24th ACT exam.
Finalize college list with deadlines and
application requirements and schedule visits.
November
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November 6 – Registration deadline for
December 12 ACT exam.
November 2 – SAT exam
November 8 – Registration deadline for
December 7 SAT
Begin submitting your college applications. BE
AWARE OF DEADLINES!
Obtain financial aid forms from the colleges, if
different from the FAFSA.
Stay focused! Senior year grades can affect
your admittance to the college of your choice.
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December 5 – SAT exam
December 12 – ACT exam
December 28 – Registration deadline for
January 23 SAT exam.
Finish all draft applications and essays for
colleges – go over with counselor, teacher, and
parent.
Check deadlines and submit all applications.
Apply for outside funding and/or scholarships.
PARENTS: Gather your income tax returns or
save your year-end payroll stub if it shows your
earnings for the year to prepare the FAFSA.
Go to: www.pin.ed.gov to obtain a PIN for the
student and separate PIN for at least one
parent if the student is a dependent.
Print out a FAFSA form to begin filling it out.
February
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February 5 – Registration deadline for March
5 SAT exam.
February 6 – ACT exam
Check deadlines for AP (Advanced Placement)
Tests and CLEP exams.
Check that colleges have all necessary financial
aid papers.
Keep studying and working hard. Your second
semester grades can affect your scholarship
eligibility.
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March 4 – Registration deadline for April 9
ACT exam.
March 5 – SAT exam
Watch for your Student Aid Report (SAR), which
is a result of the FAFSA you filed. If you have
not received your SAR within four weeks, call
the Federal Student Aid Information Center at
1-800-4FED-AID.
Make sure all the colleges to receive your
FAFSA are listed on your SAR.
Ask your counselor about local scholarship
opportunities.
May
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May 1 – Submit deposit to the college
you are attending.
May 7 – SAT exam
May 6 – Registration deadline for June 11 ACT
exam.
May 5 – Registration deadline for June 4 SAT
exam.
Take any AP or CLEP exams for which you
qualify.
Ask your counselor to send a final grade
transcript to the college you have chosen.
Return all necessary documents including
financial aid and housing forms to college.
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June 4 – SAT exam
June 11 – ACT exam
Notify your college about any outside
scholarships that you have received.
Attend any orientation sessions your college
offers. This is a great opportunity to meet
people and get familiar with the campus.
Are you prepared for the lifestyle changes and
emotional aspects of attending college?
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Watch your mailbox! Most colleges announce
acceptance in April.
April 9 – ACT exam
April 8 – Registration deadline for May 5 SAT
exam.
Review college responses and aid offers with
parents and counselor.
Write thank you notes to individuals who wrote
recommendations for you.
Write withdrawal letters to colleges you will
not attend.
Make final decision – send deposit by May 1.
July
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Contact your roommate and get to know
him/her. Decide who is bringing the TV, stereo,
refrigerator, etc.
Don’t forget to file the FAFSA in January for
each year you are in college.
Education is something no one
can take away from you!
Make the most of it!
Congratulations!!
We are so proud of you!
GRADUATION!!
Pat yourself on the back
for a job well done!
To register for the ACT go to: www.actstudent.org
Submit your completed FAFSA financial aid
form as soon after January 1 as possible.
FILE ELECTRONICALLY: www.fafsa.ed.gov
REMEMBER! Keep copies of all forms you
submit to colleges and agencies.
PARENTS: Get your federal income tax returns
prepared early. Colleges may request copies to
prove eligibility for financial aid.
January 8 – Registration deadline for February
6 ACT exam.
January 23 – SAT exam
Continue your scholarship search.
Submit mid-year transcript requests to
Registrar’s Office.
April
June
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October 5 – SAT exam
October 26 – ACT exam
October 3 – Registration deadline for
November 2 SAT exam.
Request transcript.
Begin writing essays for applications.
Begin filling out college applications.
January
March
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December
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To register for the SAT go to:
www.collegeboard.com
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