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Senior Year

High School Senior Year: College Preparation Checklist

Keep track of the college admissions process. Be aware of deadlines. Do not Procrastinate! In terms of college preparation, the following considerations should be addressed during a student's Senior year:


  • Visit schools and complete applications.
  • Finalize your list of college choices.
  • Keep up academics and activities.
  • Take your standardized tests.
  • Ask for letters of recommendation.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss the admissions process.
  • Complete all college applications.
  • Continue seeking scholarships.


  • Act on any schools that make early decisions on acceptance.
  • Follow up on applications.
  • Submit financial aid forms.
  • Send colleges your mid-year grade reports.


  • Watch your mail for college notifications.
  • Keep track of any wait lists.
  • Compare financial aid packages.
  • Make a final college decision.
  • Follow up on financial information.
  • Complete all enrollment paperwork.

Congratulate yourself! You have graduated high school and are preparing to embark on an exciting new phase in life. Best of Luck!!