Calendar Checklist for Seniors

SEPTEMBER 2020

􀀀 Review your 6th semester transcripts for necessary college/graduation requirements.
􀀀 Keep gathering information on colleges and finalize your college application list.
􀀀 CUNY/SUNY will not require SAT or ACT tests for undergraduate admissions.
**Special COVID-19 Temporary Suspension of Standardized Testing Requirements for Undergraduate Admission***
􀀀 Visit websites of private colleges to identify which financial aid forms are needed
􀀀 Begin draft of any required essays/personal statements, if not started during summer.
􀀀 Create a Common Online Application account if applying to private universities. (Remember all universities have their own application deadline.

OCTOBER 2020

􀀀 Request a FAFSA ID number – you  and your parents need separate pin numbers. This will serve as your signature of the FAFSA (financial aid application). Visit (www.pin.ed.gov)
􀀀 Apply for Financial Aid ID.  You and your parents need separate ID numbers. Visit (https://fsaid.ed.gov)
􀀀 Request Counselor Recommendation letter for teacher.
􀀀 Finish your essays/personal statement. Remember to proofread.
􀀀 Apply to colleges, online preferred.
􀀀 Continue contact with counselor and parents to update strategy/ plans.
􀀀 Begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
􀀀 Parents should attend the Financial Aid Night to learn about the types of financial aid and how to file the financial aid forms.

NOVEMBER 2020

􀀀 November: Most “Early Action or Early Decision” applications are due.
􀀀 November 2: Counselor Recommendation Letter requests due in main office for applications due in December 1 – 10.
􀀀 November 9: Counselor Recommendation Letter requests due for applications due December 14-18.
􀀀 November 15: Counselor Recommendation Letter requests due for applications due in January.
􀀀 Parents should attend the Financial Aid Night to learn about the types of financial aid and how to file the financial aid forms.

DECEMBER 2020

􀀀 Study for your FINALS! Senior year grades are still important to your college acceptances.

JANUARY 2021

􀀀 Parents should attend the Financial Aid Night to learn about the types of financial aid and how to file the financial aid forms.
􀀀 Continue working on college applications and submit before the deadline.
􀀀 January 7: Counselor Recommendation Letter requests due in main office for applications due February – April.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2021

􀀀 February 1: Application deadline for many colleges.
􀀀 February: Most colleges are now having you create an online portal account to view application status. Check regularly for messages regarding incomplete applications, housing information, and financial aid deadlines.
􀀀 Continue researching and applying for scholarships.
􀀀 Parents should attend the Financial Aid Night to learn about the types of financial aid and how to file the financial aid forms.

APRIL 2021

􀀀 Review your acceptances and financial aid offers. Check housing opportunities at your colleges. Wait to hear from all the colleges before you make your final decision.
􀀀 Visit the college of your choice before your final decision.
􀀀 Review your FAFSA Student Aid Report and make changes if necessary

MAY 2021

􀀀 MAY 2: College decision deadline. Notify the colleges of your decision/intent to enroll and submit a deposit to the ONE college you will be attending.
􀀀 Review your FAFSA Student Aid Report and make changes if necessary.
􀀀 Send in housing deposit if applicable.

JUNE 2021

􀀀 Complete a transcript request form to send a FINAL transcript to your college.

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