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College Admissions Timeline (Senior Year)

College Admissions Timeline (Senior Year)



Prepare for and take the ACT.  Keep in mind that December will be the last test date that can be utilized for a lot of scholarship opportunities.

Senior conferences with Ms. Lucas will begin in September.  Be prepared to discuss your plans for the future.

Clean up your cyber profiles.  Your social media accounts should portray you in a positive light.

Develop your senior resume.  Make sure that you save it and have it easily accessible, as you can use it often throughout your senior year.

Research colleges you’re interested in.  Use the College Comparisons worksheet to help you in this process.

Talk with college representative that visit FHS and take advantage of the regional college fair on September 27.

Attend open house events for colleges you are interested in.  You are permitted 2 excused absences for campus visits.  You must bring proof of your visit back to Mrs. Daniels to get these absences excused.

Secure letters of recommendation from 2-3 teachers/administrators.  Give them a copy of your senior resume beforehand.

Fill out admissions applications for any colleges or universities you are interested in by Thanksgiving break.  Complete a transcript request form in the counseling office after you do so.

Register and create your profile for scholarship databases at fastweb.com and scholarships.com.

Register for a zip access account on the KHEAA website.  This is a great resource for financial aid.  Also check to make sure your information is correct (address, social security number, etc.)

Use the Career Cruising website to get your ILP up to date and to do career research.

If you’re interested in participating in college athletics, register with the NCAA and/or NAIA Eligibility Centers.  You can do this online.  Cost is $70 for each. 

Begin applying for scholarships.




Complete the FAFSA ASAP beginning January 1st at fafsa.ed.gov.

Continue to prepare for and take the ACT if you’re not satisfied with your scores.

Keep applying for scholarships.




Submit requested paperwork from your college (i.e. financial aid, housing).

Schedule your orientation.


By May 1, make sure you notify all colleges you have applied to on your intention to attend or not attend.

Make sure Ms. Lucas knows where to send your final transcript.

If you have taken dual credit courses through ACTC, contact their registrar to have your transcript sent to the college you will be attending.

Send out thank you cards for any scholarships you receive.  Don’t forget those teachers who wrote you letters of recommendation!

Finish your senior year strong!!!!