September
Begin to explore and narrow your options for after high school.
Schedule a conference with your counselor to discuss future plans.
If you have not already taken it, or wish to take it again, register for
the ACT and /or SAT I & II if required at the college of your choice.
Write for or pick up college applications and/or catalogs.
Attend the National College Fair, Minneapolis Convention Center.
October
Scholarship packets are available in the Career Center. Research
private sources for scholarships. Check with Mrs. Roxi Stewart 
for specifics.
Begin applying for scholarships.
Most colleges will begin processing applications for the
upcoming fall.
Re-take the ACT if necessary.
Request letters of recommendation, if necessary.
Visit college campuses during Educ. MN Prof. Conference break.
November
Begin finalizing college choices. Complete as soon as possible.
Apply to 3-5 colleges. Keep all copies of applications and other paperwork.
Schedule admissions interviews if required or recommended.
Work on application essays if required or recommended.
Complete the early decision and early action applications.
December
Obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance
(FAFSA) in early December (FAFSA is the required form for the Minnesota State Grant program).
Talk with your parents about information needed to complete
the financial aid application.
Can re-take the ACT if necessary.
January
Complete the FAFSA. Obtain any additional forms directly from
the colleges of your choice. Many colleges require additional
information.
Attend a Financial Aid Workshop.
February
Review your status on all applications.
Check deadlines for financial aid applications and housing
applications at all colleges you are considering.
If you haven't submitted your financial aid application,
do so now. Some financial aid is given on a first come,
first served basis.
If you need help in filling out the FAFSA, you can participate in "College Bowl Sunday" on TBD from TBD pm. The Website can be found at www.mncollegegoalsunday.org. Both parents and students need to have their W-2's, tax return forms and records of untaxed benefits to the event for reference.
March
If possible, visit all colleges to which you have applied,
if you have not already done so.
If you have not applied for admission to a post high school
institution, it may be too late..... – DO SO NOW!!!
Review your financial Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy.
April
Review college acceptance and rejection notices and complete
necessary forms. Make application for summer jobs if you have
not already done so.
Make your final decision on which school you want to attend
and send in your deposit.
Keep up your academic work. Colleges review your final grades.
May
Counselors are available to assist you. Make an appointment to
review your plans.
Notify colleges to which you have applied but do not plan to
attend.
Send Thank You notes to teachers/counselors/others who have
helped you.
Advanced Placement Exams.
June
Make sure your final transcript has been sent to the college you
plan to attend.
Have a safe and fun graduation!
Attend orientation meetings offered by the college.