SENIOR YEAR TIMELINE
September - October - Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Review your ACT and SAT scores with her to determine if you should retake either of these tests and register for these exams if appropriate. The ACT is given in October and December; the SAT is given in November and December. Attend college mini-fairs and visit college campuses. Hand in senior questionnaire to guidance and start your college essay.
November - December - Submit all college applications. missions, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Applications must be submitted to your counselor a minimum of two weeks prior to the application deadline. Also complete the CSS PROFILE, if it is required by any of the colleges you are applying to. Check in the guidance office for information and applications for local scholarships.
December - Encourage your Parents to attend our annual Financial Aid Workshop. Pick up a FAFSA financial aid form in the guidance office and encourage your parents to get their tax information together.
January -February - Submit the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. If your parents do not have their information ready, they can use estimated figures. Apply for Carle Place Community Scholarships.
March - April - Inform your counselor of all college decisions. Please submit college acceptance letters and offers of financial scholarships.
May - Compare financial aid packages from the colleges to which you have been accepted and decide which college to attend. Mail your housing deposit, sign and return award letters, and, as a courtesy, notify the other colleges of your decision. You also need to advise your counselor where to send your final transcript and of any scholarships or awards that you have received.
June-August - Get a summer job. Colleges generally expect students to earn $1,200 for college during the summer after they graduate from high school.