College Planner Checklist

Print out and use this to help you plan for the upcoming year. By the end of the year everything should be checked.

    TO DO- SPRING OF JUNIOR YEAR
  • PLAN next year's program to enhance college admissions prospects.
  • STAY INVOLVED in extracurricular activities.
  • REGISTER for SAT and/or achievement tests.
  • CONTACT military academies to open a pre-candidate file if interested.
  • USE THE COMPUTER SEARCH programs to identify appropriate colleges.
  • SPEND TIME in the guidance office exploring college materials.
  • ASK counselor about summer enrichment programs.
  • CONSIDER asking a teacher for a recommendation. Provide them with an updated resume.
  • VISIT college campuses during spring break.
  • ASSEMBLE a file of materials collected from colleges and those distributed by the guidance department
    TO DO- SUMMER OF JUNIOR YEAR
  • MAKE an appointment with my counselor for me and my parents to discuss college plans.
  • WRITE for college applications.
  • REGISTER for SAT's and/or achievement tests.
  • VISIT college campuses.
  • GET a summer job.
  • VOLUNTEER for some community service.
    TO DO- FALL OF SENIOR YEAR
  • CONTINUE with good study and work habits.
  • STAY involved in extracurricular activities. Work toward leadership positions.
  • TALK to admission representatives who visit my school. Attend college fairs.
  • ATTEND college programs sponsored by the guidance department.
  • FOLLOW through with my senior guidance counselor.
  • SEARCH for scholarship information continually. Most information arrives in March.
  • REGISTER for November/December SAT and achievement tests.
  • FILL out applications by December 1st if possible.
  • SEEK letters of recommendation if needed. Give teachers sufficient notice.
    TO DO- JANUARY OF SENIOR YEAR
  • COMPLETE appropiate financial aid forms.
  • REQUEST mid-year reports after 2nd quarter
    TO DO- SPRING OF SENIOR YEAR
  • APPLY for scholarships.
  • NOTIFY the colleges I am not planning to attend.
  • REQUEST a final transcript to be sent to the college I will be attending in the fall.
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