SOPHOMORE YEAR 

FALL
-Research possible career paths

SPRING 
-Keep track of summer volunteer work 

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL
-Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October
-Use SuperMatch on Naviance to discover your college must-haves (location, size, diversity)
-Search virtual campus tours and videos on the internet
-Start researching college costs and financial aid 


WINTER 
-Prepare for SAT/ACT by taking practice tests online
-Register for senior year classes

SPRING 
-Visit college campuses and request a tour
-Take the SAT/ACT
-Junior Interview with your school counselor  
-Schedule senior year classes with your school counselor 
-Scope out colleges' social media pages
-Prep for AP exams 
-Plan for summer jobs and internships

Summer
-Continue to visit college campuses and prepare for senior year 

SENIOR YEAR

FALL 
-Register for entrance exams 
-Request letters of recommendation
-Narrow down your list of top schools 
-Set reminders for important forms and deadlines 
-Research local and national financial aid sources
-Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
-Complete any early applications by November 1
-Have test scores sent to schools that you applied early to
-Start drafting personal essays
-Save copies of all forms before sending 

WINTER
-Send completed applications by each deadline 
-Practice for interviews in the career center located in the School Counseling suite
-After filing the FAFSA, watch your inbox for the Student Aid Report 
-Search for additional funds at free sites like finaid.org 
-Update Student Aid Report as needed
-Check that each prospective school has received your materials
-Apply for Scholarships

SPRING 
-Compare all financial aid/acceptance packages by mid-April
-Take last minute campus tours where possible
-Make your final decision 
-Apply for Scholarships 

SUMMER
-Make sure final transcripts are sent to your chosen school
-Have a great summer and get ready for a life-changing college experience!