Timeline for College-Bound Students

See below for our suggested timeline for College-Bound Students.

 

  • Freshman Year
    • Adjust to the high school environment
    • Develop good study habits
    • Earn good grades
    • Research careers using school resources
    • Join school activities
    • Create a Resume in Naviance

 

  • Sophomore Year
    • Fall Semester
      • Earn good grades
      • Continue researching careers
      • Continue in school activities
      • Develop good writing skills
      • Take the PSAT in October
    • Spring Semester
      • Earn good grades
      • Start researching colleges
      • Make good choices for Junior year course selections
      • Update Resume

 

  • Junior Year
    • Fall Semester
      • Earn good grades
      • Take the PSAT in October
      • Continue researching colleges and majors
      • Visit with college representatives via virtual visits and/or in-person events
      • Attend college fairs
    • Spring Semester
      • Meet with your counselor during course selection
      • Take the SAT at least once during this spring
      • Meet with your counselor for a Junior Interview
      • Visit colleges during breaks and in the summer
      • Get teacher recommendations
      • Start researching scholarship opportunities and requirements
      • Earn good grades
      • Update Resume

 

  • Senior Year
    • Fall Semester
      • Earn good grades
      • Meet with your counselor for a Senior Interview
      • Take the SAT one or more times
      • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1st
      • Attend the Financial Aid Night
      • Attend college fairs
      • Meet with college representatives  via virtual visits and/or in-person events
      • Send out applications before Christmas break
      • Bring all acceptance letters into the Guidance Office
      • Use school holidays to visit colleges
    • Spring Semester
      • Finish the year academically strong
      • Bring all acceptances and financial aid packages to the Guidance Office
      • Review all college offers carefully
      • College acceptances must be made by May 1st
      • Request that your final transcript be sent to the school you will be attending