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Senior Year - Preparing for College Checklist

Summer Before

check box Visit the campuses of your top five choices
check box Develop a financial aid application plan
check box Narrow down which colleges you may want to attend
check box Compose rough drafts of your college essays
check box Make a calendar showing application deadlines
check box Proofread your final essay at least three times



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Check your class ranking

check box Begin applying at applytexas.org
check box Retake the SAT/ACT to improve your scores
check box Ask your counselor to send your official transcript to schools where you have applied
check box Make sure you have a social security card
check box Update your college resume
check box Copy and print extra copies of each application sent
check box See your school counselor for help in finding scholarships
check box Volunteer in your community



check box Follow up to make sure the colleges have received all applicant information
check box Meet with your school counselor to verify that all application forms are in order and transcripts were sent to all colleges that you applied
check box Contact school for information regarding housing, dining, deposits, advisement & registration
check box Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
check box Stay involved in extracurricular activities
check box Watch your mail for acceptance letters
check box Compare financial aid packages from the schools where you have been accepted
check box After each college interview, send a thank you note to the interviewer


Summer After

check box Notify your college about any outside scholarships you may have received
check box Receive New Student Orientation schedule
check box Get resident hall assignment
check box Have final official transcript sent to the college


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