Senior Checklist

Senior Year: Making the Decision

  • Keep up your grades in all of your classes!

  • Attend College Admissions Panel at 7:00 on August 28 in S-180.

  • Attend 11th/12th Parents Panel on the college process at 7:00 on September 28 in the upper school atrium.

  • Schedule an admissions checklist meeting with Mr. Herring by October 5.

  • Accomplish the following before the meeting:
    • Read the Common Application page on the school website, if your college choices are a part of the Common Application. To see if your prospective college is included click here.
    • Select 3-5 preferred colleges.
    • Create an account with each college or through the Common Application.
    • Request a transcript. It must be signed by you and a parent if you are under the age of 18.
    • Request teacher recommendations.
    • Finalize your résumé.
    • List acceptance deadlines.
    • List housing deadlines.
    • List scholarship deadlines.
    • List college ministry opportunities.

  • Register for the SAT and/or ACT by September 8, including any remaining SAT subject tests that you need to take. Take either the ACT or the SAT at least twice.
    • ACT dates and sign-up deadlines
      • test on September 8, register by August 10
      • test on October 27, register by September 28
      • test on December 8, register by November 2
      • test on February 9, register by January 11
      • test on April 13, register by March 8
      • test on June 8, register by May 3
      • test on July 13, register by June 14
    • SAT dates and registration deadlines
      • test on August 25, register by July 27
      • test on October 6, register by September 7
      • test on November 3, register by October 5
      • test on December 1, register by November 2
      • test on March 9, register by February 8
      • test on May 4, register by April 5
      • test on June 1, register by May 3

  • If helpful and appropriate, attend a college fair.
  • Attend the résumé seminar during the enrichment period

  • Be aware that early decision deadlines are between October 1 and November 1.

  • Usually applications need to be completed by October or November for early action, but check with the colleges
    where you are applying for a specific date.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens in October

  • Sign up for your final meeting with Mr. Herring by March 1.