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Spring of Junior Year

  • College Planning Day
  • Cost-to-Coast College Fair
  • Résumé and Interview Skills Workshop

Summer before Senior Year

  • Visit colleges.
  • Complete Senior Survey on Naviance.
  • Work on résumé.
  • Write a draft essay using Common Application topics.
  • Identify schools requiring interviews and/or offering alumni interviews.
  • Check admissions webpages for required math and lab science classes.
  • Practice the SAT and ACT.
  • Register for the October SAT and October ACT.
  • Consider attending a Colleges That Change Lives College Fairs.
  • Complete Parent Questionnaire (Naviance or hard copy)

August-September of Senior Year

  • Attend Opening Day meeting senior parents.
  • Reduce college list to ten schools or fewer.
  • Finish the Common Application.
  • Meet with Mrs. Asmussen to finalize your list.
  • Meet with visiting college reps.
  • Attend Family Weekend FAFSA program.

October-November of Senior Year

  • File state school applications.
  • Initiate paperwork for Tuition Exchange schools (Univ. of the South employees)
  • Begin completing FAFSA.
  • Take SAT and SAT Subject Tests.
  • Use Fall Long Weekend for college visits.
  • Take ACT.
  • File Early Decision/Early Acceptance applications.
  • Complete and file CSS Profile registration, if required.
  • Finish up campus visits and interviews.
  • Register for Tennessee PROMISE, if applicable.
  • Request transcripts and recommendation for January 1 deadines.

December of Senior Year

  • Take SAT and SAT Subject Tests.
  • Take ACT

January of Senior Year

  • All applications should be submitted.
  • Verify that all required financial aid applications and materials are submitted.
  • Check with colleges to verify that all applications are complete.

Spring of Senior Year

  • Receive decisions
  • Schedule return visits.
  • Participate in Admitted Student programs.
  • Follow up on any Wait List situations.
  • Commit to one school.
  • Notify other schools that you are enrolling elsewhere.

College Counseling Calendar

    • SatAug24 SAT 7:45 AMSimmonds Building
    • SatSep07 Practice ACT Exam sponsored by Revolution Prep 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMSimmonds Hall, Room 6 & 7
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