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 At some point in the spring, you must decide which college to attend. Do not choose a college before making a college visit. As a rule, students are notified of admissions decisions by April 1. Colleges generally require an applicant’s decision by May 1. If you are considering more than one college and have applied for financial aid, make sure that you compare all financial aid offers very carefully. Don’t just look at the amount of aid being offered, also look at the kinds of aid. Are they offering grants and scholarships, or mostly loans? What to do after you’ve made the decision: 1. Read instructions carefully Colleges often have forms that you need to complete and return. A deposit check may be required. 2. Contact the colleges you will not attend Inform these colleges that you will not be accepting their offer of admission. This should be done in writing. 3. Let your counselor know where to send your final transcript The college you plan to attend will need your final transcript. Make the Decision Write a thank you note to your counselor, and to anyone who wrote a recommendation for you. Congratulations! You are on your way to a great future! 15