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 3429 Senior Year By the fall of your senior year, you should know which colleges you want to apply to, and be ready to fill out applications. September – Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your college plans and to go over your ACT/SAT scores. Determine if you need to retake either of these tests. September – December u Complete admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Be sure to apply to at least one “safety school.” This is a college you feel certain will accept you. (Make sure that it’s also one you can afford.) u Retake the ACT and/or SAT if necessary. The ACT is given in Septem- ber,October,andDecember. TheSATisgiveninOctober,November, and December. u Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE if it’s required by any of the colleges you are applying to. u Ask your counselor for information on local scholarships. u Be aware of deadlines. October –February – If you are applying for financial aid, complete the FAFSA online. April–May – Comparefinancialaidpackagesand decide which college you want to attend. Return award letters, and if you plan to live on campus, send in your housing deposit. As a courtesy, notify the other colleges you applied to of your decision. Also, tell your counselor where to send your final transcript. June – August – Get a summer job. Colleges generally expect students to earn $1,000+ for college during the summer after they graduate from high school. June – August – If necessary, apply for a Direct or PLUS Loan.