12th Grade Fall/Winter Revisit the colleges you’re seriously considering. Retake the ACT and/or SAT, if necessary. Complete college applications. Be aware of deadlines. Meet with your school counselor to discuss your college choices, possible majors, and financial aid. Also find out your GPA. If you are applying for financial aid, be sure to complete a FAFSA. fafsa.ed.gov Spring Consider your college options and compare financial aid packages. Decide where you want to go to college and return award letters. Notify the other colleges you applied to of your decision. If you plan to live on campus, send in your housing deposit. Tell your counselor where to send your final transcript. High School Year by Year