SENIOR TIMELINE

June-Seniors



Continue doing community service work.
Register for NCAA if playing college athletics. Applications in guidance. NCAA code is 9999 to have SAT and/or ACT scores forwarded to NCAA.
If you plan to attend a four year college and have not taken the ACT/SAT tests do so now. (The test is usually the first or second Saturday in June, "normal" registration was in May)
Visit colleges you are interested in attending.
Create/update a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers
Any student who hasn't passed all required parts of the 9th Grade level Ohio Proficiency Tests may attend a summer intervention class and take the needed test(s). (Mid-July)

July-Seniors



Continue doing community service work.
Visit colleges you are interested in attending.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so! (www.cashe.com)
Create/Update a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
Write a draft of your personal essay required by many colleges.

August-Seniors



Continue doing community service.
Visit college websites and go on a few more college visits (www.collegenet.com)
Narrow college choices to about 5. Create a file folder for each of the colleges and an extra file for add ons. Do a college comparison sheet for the colleges.
Check over your high school schedule you receive in the mail. Does it match up with what you need?
If you think there needs to be a change in your schedule due to a change in your future plans call the High School and make an appointment to see your counselor.
Check the general guidance bulletin board and the scholarship bulletin board WEEKLY (starting in mid August)
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
Write a draft of your personal essay required by many colleges.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so soon!! (www.fastweb.com)

September-Seniors



Continue doing community service.
If you plan to attend college narrow your choices down to 3 or 4. (In March, after financial aid packages are sent to you from the various college you applied to, it will be easier for you to make your final decision.) (www.collegeview.com)
Attend college fairs and college applications fairs
Meet with college representatives in guidance. Listen for announcements of arranged times.
Write your personal essay required by many colleges.
If planning to attend a 4 year college make all necessary calls for applications to be sent to you.
Send your registration to take the ACT/SAT. Register online www.act.org or collegeboard.com
You may start turning in college applications or applying online. (www.c3apply.com, www.embark.com, www.petersons.com, collegeboard.com or common application)
Plan at attend the PSAT/SAT prep workshop.

October-Seniors



Continue doing community service work.
Meet with college representatives in guidance. Listen for announcements of arranged times.
Any senior who has not passed all the required sections of the Ninth grade level Ohio Proficiency Tests must take them in the third week of October
If you plan to attend a 4 year college you should try to begin completing applications. The first one is always the hardest to do! Watch for college application deadlines.
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges. Provide stamped, addressed envelopes.
Send registration to take the ACT/SAT. Register online www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com
Check the general guidance bulletin board and the scholarship bulletin board WEEKLY!!
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so! (www.easi.ed.gov)
Make contact with teacher/administrators you may need to use for a letter of recommendation. Provide them with all the information at least 2 weeks before you need the letter sent.
For a recommendation from a guidance counselor, complete a recommendation form and make an appointment for an interview. Allow at least 2 weeks before you need the recommendation sent.
Check with your English teacher as to updating your Career Passport materials. These can help with job interviews, with college application essays, and with scholarship essays.

November-Seniors



Continue doing community service.
Meet with college representatives in guidance. Listen for announcements of arranged times.
If you are planning on attending a 4 year college, you should have at least one college application submitted before Thanksgiving break. Watch for application deadlines. Financial aid will only be awarded after you are accepted.
Check the general guidance bulletin board WEEKLY!!
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
Request transcript to be sent to colleges. Provide stamped, addressed envelopes.
Make contact with teachers/administrators you may need to use for a letter of recommendation Provide them with all information at least 2 weeks before you need the letter sent.
For a recommendation from a guidance counselor, complete a recommendation form and make an appointment for an interview. Allow at least 2 weeks before you need the recommendation sent.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so!
Check with your English teacher about updating your Career Passport materials. These can help you with job interviews, college application essays and scholarship essays.

December-Seniors



Continue doing community service.
Attend parent/student financial aid information night this month in auditorium.
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges. Provide stamped, addressed envelopes.
Watch for college application deadlines, if it is January 1st, and have them to guidance by December 10th.
For a recommendation from a guidance counselor, complete a recommendation form and make an appointment for an interview. Allow at least 2 weeks before you need the recommendation sent.
Make contact with teachers/administrators you may need to use for a letter of recommendation. Provide them with all the information at least 2 weeks before you need the letter sent.
Check the general guidance bulletin board and scholarship bulletin board WEEKLY!
Meet with college representatives in guidance. Listen for announcements for arranged times.
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so! (www.cashe.com)
Check with your English teacher about updating your Career Passport materials. These can help you with job interviews, college application essays and scholarship essays.
Semester 1 classes end in mid January. Are you passing your credits? Need help?

January-Seniors



Continue doing community service.
Watch for college application and scholarship deadlines.
Semester 2 starts. If you need to change your schedule make an appointment with your counselor. Are your credits sufficient to graduate?
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges. Provide stamped and addressed envelopes.
Send your FAFSA on as soon as after January 1st as possible! (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
Make contact with teacher/administrators you may need to use for a letter of recommendation. Provide them with all the information at least 2 weeks before you need the letter sent.
For a recommendation from a guidance counselor, complete a recommendation form and make an appointment for an interview. Allow 2 weeks before you need the recommendation sent.
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
If planning to attend any type of college and haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so soon!
As you receive scholarship offers bring a copy to guidance so they may be announced with your name on Senior Awards night.
Check with your English teacher about updating your Career Passport materials. These can help you with job interviews, college application essays and scholarship essays.

February-Seniors



Send your FAFSA in soon after January 1st as possible.
Watch for college application and scholarship deadlines.
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges. Provide stamped and addressed envelopes.
Make contact with teacher/administrator you may want to use for a letter of recommendation. Provide them with all the information at least 2 weeks before you want the letter sent.
For a recommendation from a guidance counselor, complete a recommendation form and make an appointment for an interview. Allow 2 weeks before you need the recommendation sent.
Watch for college application and scholarship deadlines.
AHS scholarship applications due. Listen for announcements.
Check the general guidance bulletin board WEEKLY! Many local scholarships are posted in February, March and April
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
As you receive scholarship offers, bring a copy to guidance so they may be announced on Senior Awards Night.
You should receive your SAR (Student Aid Report) from your filed FAFSA form soon.

March-Seniors



Any senior who has not passed all the required parts of the 9th Grade level Ohio Proficiency Tests must take them the first week of March.
Have a college and scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
As you receive scholarship offers, bring a copy to guidance so they may be announced on Senior Awards Night.
You should receive your SAR (Student Aid Report) from your filed FAFSA form soon.
If planning to attend type of college and you haven't started a free scholarship search do so.
Check the guidance bulletin board and scholarship bulletin board weekly. Many local scholarships are posted in February, March and April.
Many local scholarship applications are due. Listen for announcements. Watch deadlines.

April-Seniors



Check the general guidance bulletin board and the scholarship bulletin board WEEKLY! Many local scholarships are posted in February, March and April.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so!
As you receive scholarship offers, bring a copy to guidance so they may be announced with your name on Senior Awards Night.
Classes end next month. Are you passing your credits? Need help?
Many local scholarship applications are due. Listen for announcements. Watch deadlines.

May-Seniors



May 1st is the universal deadline to notify ALL colleges you have applied to as to your plans on attending.
ASAP after MAY 1st you must give the guidance office notice as to which college to send your final transcript.
Please provide an addressed, stamped envelope.
Advance Placement exams are this month. (www.collegeboard.com)
The first week of May is the last chance for seniors to pass the 9th grade level Ohio proficiency tests before graduation.
As you receive scholarship offers, bring a copy to guidance so they may be announced at Senior Awards Night.
Senior Awards Night.
Make sure all school fees are paid so you may receive your diploma. Check in the main office if you are not sure.

Late May and June-Seniors



Graduation!!
Final transcripts will be sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse at the end of June, if...the NCAA forms were filled out and given to guidance.
Final transcripts will be sent to colleges at the end of June, if you gave the information to guidance with an addressed, stamped envelope.