Don’t forget about your April college preparation to-dos! Read on to see what you should be doing now as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
- Send off for college viewbooks and browse college websites.
- Listen in Morning Meeting to the acceptance announcements and chat with seniors about their college admissions journey.
- If you have a learning difference and need extended time on standardized tests, make sure your documentation is updated and contact Michelle Salerno in the The Learning Center in order to verify your documentation.
- Take the SAT reasoning and ACT tests.
- Register for the June SAT reasoning and/or subject tests and ACT tests.
- Keep your focus.
- Meet your deadlines for Senior Project proposals.
- Review the list of suggested colleges with Kit Llewellyn and begin researching/exploring.
- Make sure your learning difference/special needs documentation is updated if you expect to receive extended time on your standardized tests.
- Update your profile and resume on Naviance.
- All colleges should respond with financial aid offers by early April.
- Meet with Kit Llewellyn and your parents to discuss which college is your best match.
- Consider financial aid packages carefully as offers arrive. You should have received your SAR from FAFSA.
- Try to visit or revisit the colleges that have offered you a place.
- Listen to the advice of your parents and Kit Llewellyn, but insist that the choice be yours. Do not be overly influenced by the college name prestige.
- Follow acceptance instructions carefully.
- Students on waitlists should write letters expressing interest and send any additional information.
- Make your final college choice and submit your deposit by May 1st. This is not a postmark deadline!