• SENIOR CHECKLIST
                                                                                                              
    At last! You've finally made it and are looking ahead to a great senior year! Don't forget that part of your last year as a high school student means making a successful transition to college. These helpful tips from the ACT site can assure that June finds you celebrating  ... not crying!                                   
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    August
    • Sign up for the ACT (if you didn't take it as a junior, or if you aren't satisfied with your score, or if you've learned a lot since you first took it.)
    • Review ACT test results and retest if necessary

    August – December

    • Visit with Mr. Giddings to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements
    • Consider taking advantage of Middle College's great opportunity to dual enroll in Forsyth Tech classes
    • Keep working hard all year; second semester grades can affect scholarship eligibility
    • Ask for personal references from teachers, school counselors, or employers early in the year or at least two weeks before application deadlines. Follow your school's procedure for requesting recommendations.
    • Attend a college fair
    • Begin your college essay(s)
    • Apply for admission at the colleges you've chosen Click to view
    • Find out if you qualify for scholarships at each college you have applied to  
    • Start the financial aid application process
    • See Mr. Giddings for help finding financial aid and scholarships

    January – May

    • If you need it, get help completing the FAFSA  
    • Ask your guidance office in January to send first semester transcripts to schools where you applied. In May, they will need to send final transcripts to the college you will attend.
    • Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll
    • Decide which college to attend, and notify the school of your decision
    • Keep track of and observe deadlines for sending in all required fees and paperwork
    • Notify schools you will not attend of your decision
    • Continue to look for scholarship opportunities
    • Keep track of important financial aid and scholarship deadlines
    • Watch the mail for your Student Aid Report (SAR)—it should arrive four weeks after the FAFSA is filed
    • Notify your Mr. Giddings about any outside scholarships you received, as well as your letters of acceptance