Fill out “Student Profile” on Naviance
Meet with your counselor to discuss graduation requirements, narrow college choices and college app. process.
Register for NCAA Clearinghouse if interested in Div. I or II intercollegiate athletics, at http://eligibilitycenter.org
Continue visiting and researching colleges to come up with final list to apply to
(Use Naviance) Prepare checklist to include deadlines & important dates.
Decide if you will apply Early Action, Early Decision or Regular Decision and
let your counselor know. Meet with college admissions representatives visiting Bishop Ludden
Bishop Ludden’s College Fair
Bishop Ludden’s Financial Aid Night Create Username & Password (you & parent) to file your FAFSA online
( www.fafsa.gov) File the
FAFSA ( ) and any additional forms required by the college. www.fafsa.gov File your TAP application online at the end of the FAFSA application.
File CSS Profile (
) if needed for private schools profileonline.collegeboard.com Take ACT (
if necessary) Continue to tour college campuses & schedule interviews at colleges (write thank you notes)
Ask a faculty member to write recommendation, send them request through Naviance, give at least 3 weeks to complete
Begin your college essay. Have teachers, counselors or parents proof-read.
Begin completing applications
(college and scholarship). Investigate scholarship possibilities available at colleges and
be aware of deadlines Examine your information on Facebook/Twitter & other social networks – consider updating or deleting contents that might not be viewed favorably by college admissions officers
Take SAT or SAT Subject tests (if necessary)
After submitting completed applications online or to college, fill out the
College/Scholarship Application Request Form in order to request transcript and recommendations. Be aware of deadlines! Arrange auditions, portfolio reviews, or scholarship interviews
Take SAT and/or ACT (if necessary)
Submit completed applications to Counseling (college, financial aid and scholarships).
Be aware of deadlines!
Submit remaining applications (college, financial aid and scholarships).
Be aware of deadlines! Arrange auditions, portfolio reviews or scholarship interviews
Begin looking for acceptance letters in the mail.
Monitor applications. Early decision applicants should have answer by now.
Notify school counselor of acceptances and updates with colleges. Give copies of all acceptance letters to counseling office.
Prepare for AP exams (if necessary)
Check your financial aid package.
Start looking for a summer job.
Keep grades up! All acceptances are conditional upon completion of 12
th grade and can be withdrawn. If you are accepted by a college, you must make an enrollment decision, accept or refuse the financial aid offered, and send in the required housing and tuition deposits
by May 1. Call college financial aid offices if you have questions about your aid packages.
Notify school counselor of your final decision so that final transcripts may be sent
Send thank you notes to those who assisted you (wrote recommendations, etc.)
Notify colleges you decided not to attend.