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 3423 Tip: Applytoatleastone“safetyschool.” Thisisacollegetowhichyou are certain to be accepted. Make sure that it’s also one you can afford. Tip: Keep a copy of each completed application for your files. Note the date it was submitted. Tip: Colleges generally contact students to let them know they’ve received their application. If you don’t hear from a college, contact the admissions office to make sure they have everything they need. Complete college applications You should know which colleges you want to apply to by the fall of your senior year. Asasenior,youcanthenconcentrateoncompletingcollegeapplications, retaking the ACT and/or SAT, doing well in your senior classes, and enjoying the experience of being a senior. Virtuallyallcollegeshaveapplicationsforadmissionsandfinancialaidontheir website. Applicationsforadmissionrequireahighschooltranscript,andmost have sections for your counselor to complete. Make sure that you follow your school’s procedures for submitting applications, requesting transcripts, and getting the required forms completed. Highschoolcounselorshavemanyresponsibilitiesandnumerousapplications to complete between October and February. Make sure that you give your counselor plenty of time to complete the required documents (counselor forms, transcripts, recommendations). Complete financial aid and scholarship forms If you’re applying for financial aid, have your parents complete a FAFSA. This is very important! See page 25 for information on financial aid. Make the decision At some point in the spring, you must decide which college to attend. Do not choose a college before making a college visit. Once the decision is made, complete the necessary forms, and as a courtesy, notify the other colleges you applied to of your decision. If you plan to live on campus, send in the housing deposit before the deadline.