Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3422 12th Grade Advising Your Senior The senior year is when students see the rewards of their hard work and planning. But with everything that’s going on, this can be a stressful year for both students and parents. Help your senior set priorities, clarify goals, and get applications completed on time. Continue to monitor academic progress Students sometimes think that senior grades aren’t im- portant. This is not true. Colleges often ask to see first semester senior grades, and at the end of the year, high schools forward final transcripts (with senior grades) to the colleges their students plan to attend. Help set up a calendar for the year Encourage your child to use this calendar to record test dates, college visita- tion days, application deadlines, etc. Have your child sign up for the first ACT or SAT, if necessary Take a look at your child’s previous test scores and decide whether or not he/she needs to take a fall ACT and/or SAT. Students need to register for October test dates early in September. Colleges view test scores differently. Some colleges are looking for very high test scores; others use test scores more for placement than admissions. If your child is interested in a competitive college or program, or if he/she is trying to get a scholarship,havinghightestscorescanbeveryimportant.Foradviceonwhether your child should retake the ACT and/or SAT, talk to your child’s counselor or call the college admissions office. Help your child turn his/her “Activities Record” into a resume Aone-pageresumelistingyourchild’seducationalgoals,GPA,classrank,activi- ties, academic achievements, and unique experiences can be very helpful to anyone writing a recommendation. This resume can also be given to college admissions officers when making a college visit.