It's your final year of high school, which is not only the time to celebrate your achievements but bulk up your resume and course schedule to show colleges and universities that you're a worthy candidate. Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students; but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish, a good chance at your top choice college, and a year that you can look back on with satisfaction. As you prepare for the year ahead, it’s best to start with a “game plan.” Consider this calendar a great place to start, and feel free to edit so that it fits your schedule and goals. Let’s get college ready!• Schedule college interviews with prospective schools. These can either be done on-campus or when your prospective college’s admissions officer visits your area. To see when this might happen, email the admissions office or your regional representative directly. • Determine if you will apply Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision. Many Early Action and Early Decision deadlines occur as soon as October. If you plan to apply early, ramp up your college application efforts now! • Take the SAT or ACT if you’re applying to a college that requires a standardized test score. Check to see if the colleges you plan to apply to are test-optional to determine whether or not you should sit for the tests. Access the August Checklist.
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