Seniors - Narrow your search and apply!


□   Apply to at least 3 schools (safe, target and reach) NO LATER than Nov ;       applying early gives you an edge and allows you to enjoy your senior year!

□    Make a calendar with your choice college application and financial aid deadlines.

□  Complete college applications early and online at:

  • for Texas public college and universities
  • for some out of state and private colleges
  • Check your college’s specific application instructions and deadlines

□   October: Your FAFSA ( becomes available Oct 1; plan to complete this and your college’s financial applications - check your schools! 

□    Note!  Much of your financial aid/scholarship money will come from the college you choose to attend, so follow their scholarship application process closely; they may have special forms and deadlines to meet.

□    Sign up early for the SAT and or ACT if you have not already taken them or wish to increase your score for scholarship purposes.

□    Sign up for SAT Subject Tests early, if required by your college(s)

□    Request recommendations early, at least 2 weeks in advance


□   Selective Service:  Men, you must register within 30 days of your 18th birthday at to be eligible for Federal Student Aid. 

□   Continue scholarship search; local scholarships are available in the spring

□   March:  Sign up for Advance Placement tests with your counselor

□   Keep up your grades! – Once you are accepted, colleges will require another high school transcript in January & in May. 

□   Compare financial aid packages when you receive admissions notifications. Look for the best rather than the most.

□   Finalize your college choice & notify all of them that made you an offer by May 1st

□   Request your final high school transcript to be sent to 1) Grayson College AND to be sent to 2) your college of choice.

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