Are You Done With College Applications? Check Your List Twice!
Seniors… There are multiple steps to getting a COMPLETE application into the college of your choice. Use the following checklist to see where you are in the process.
Filling out the college application is only the first part of the process.
State colleges/universities Application
Individual colleges/university applications
Check transcript requirements for each college you are applying to.
Transcript required with application
Transcript required after application
Transcript required after enrollment
You may need to send another transcript in January. This is known as the “Seventh semester transcript.” It shows your grades from your first semester in senior year.
Be sure to request the following test scores to be sent to all your colleges. Be sure to include both past and future test scores:
Submit your AP test scores after you graduate, unless requested otherwise.
Check to be sure your counselor and teachers have completed any recommendations you have requested.
Financial Aid Forms
College is expensive. Work together with your parents to get your financial aid forms completed.
FAFSA- ALL colleges use the FAFSA
CollegeBoard Profile- some private colleges and other programs use an extra financial aid form. It is quite involved and takes a lot of time to complete. Watch for deadlines.
Some special programs (such as honors programs) or scholarships require additional applications. Check college website for additional applications and deadlines.
When all of these steps are completed, your college applications will be DONE! As a counselor, my job is to assist you and your parents through each of these steps. Please keep in touch with me as you complete these steps.