Common App account should be made and Essays revised!
Confirm with the teachers who have agreed to write your college letters of recommendation that they are still able to do so.
If you plan to apply Early Decision (ED) and/or Early Action (EA), you must speak to your counselor. It is important that you indicate this on Naviance Student.
College counselors begin individual meetings with their students. MARK YOUR CALENDER AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
Students are to be given a summer update, which must be completed by the assigned date.
College representatives will be visiting NDand speaking about their schools.. You should attend sessions for colleges you know you want to apply to as well as colleges you would like to learn more about. YOU MUST R.S.V.P each week! Complete the google form to notify us that you will be attending the college representatives meeting.
You should have a Google Doc of all your supplemental essays, begin working on them and revising them!
September 15- Complete all early decision/early action applications with October 15 deadlines and submit transcript requests to Counseling Department
September 20- Financial Aid Night
October 1- Complete all early decision/early action applications with November 1 deadlines and submit transcript requests to Counseling Department
October 6- SAT
October 27- ACT
October 29- Your final college list is due to your counselor. The list must be balanced between likely, target, and reach schools.
Begin financial aid forms (FAFSA, TAP, CSS Profile)
In October, November, and December, you will be notifying the Counseling Office of your college selections by completing the Colleges I’m Applying To section on Naviance Student.
Regarding colleges that you are interested in applying to, it is crucial to thoroughly read the colleges’ Admissions Offices’ websites. You must provide each college with everything that they require.
Do not be disqualified for consideration because you have not provided the college with, for example, a certain SAT Subject Test or a teacher recommendation from a specific subject area.
In addition, you must adhere to all application deadlines, including application due dates and financial aid forms due dates.
For students applying EA/ED: The FAFSA and CSS Profile will be due earlier than normal. The CSS-Profile is a financial aid form that is required by some colleges. It is available at: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profileFinancial aid applicants can complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov
If available, send your SAT/ ACT Scores to ALL colleges you are applying to that require them. Remember it takes 2-3 weeks for College Board to send out your SAT scores. ** Please see SAT/ACT section on website for further information!
November 1- Complete all early decision/early action applications with December 1 deadlinesand CUNY apps, and submit transcript requests to Counseling Department
November 3- SAT
If you plan to apply to colleges that have Rolling Admissions (e.g. the Universities of Michigan, Maryland, Wisconsin, Texas, Penn State University, Rutgers, etc.) or a Priority Deadline (University of California, University of Texas), you must indicate such on Naviance Student three weeks before the deadline.
If you plan to apply to the Macaulay Honors College, the CUNY Honors Programs, you do not need to complete a separate general CUNY application. Your CUNY Macaulay Honors application will automatically be considered for general CUNY admissions.
You may apply to colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) by using www.CommonApp.org. If you are applying for EOP- speak to your counselor!
November 20- It is recommended that ALL applications are sent by Thanksgiving.
If available, send you SAT/ ACT Scores to ALL colleges you are applying to.
ED and EA applicants should hear from their colleges by mid-December. You may be “accepted,” “deferred,” or “denied.”
If you are accepted via ED application and have received a sufficient financial aid package, you must withdraw your applications from all other colleges where you have an active application.
If you are admitted to one or more colleges via the EA application(s), you may choose whether to withdraw some or all of their remaining college applications.
By now you should have sent ALL scores/ applications/ materials to colleges!!!! Call all of your schools and check your portals to be sure they have received everything they need. This is YOUR responsibility.
Indicate all of your Regular Decision or Rolling Admissions colleges in Naviance by January 2, 2018
Complete the FAFSA if you have not already done so at www.fafsa.ed.govIf required, complete the CSS-Profile on www.collegeboard.org and the financial aid application forms on the websites of the individual colleges to which you are applying.
Use the Mid –Winter recess to visit the campuses of colleges that you have not yet seen.
Make sure you have completed all financial aid applications/forms: FAFSA, CSS Profile, TAP Tuition Assistance Program – please visit www.hesc.ny.org (Higher Education Services Corporation of New York State) for more information regarding the TAP Grant, and any other financial aid forms your colleges may require.
CUNY Macaulay Honors decisions are sent out in mid-March.
Most colleges have sent their regular decisions to applicants, and invite admitted students to visit their campuses.
Evaluate your acceptance and financial aid offers so that you can decide where to attend college by May 1st!
As required by many colleges, you must accept admission to one, and only one, college by May 1 and make a tuition deposit.
You cannot submit more than one deposit. If you do, you may forfeit your acceptance at both institutions; some colleges share lists of depositing students.Select a college in the “college that I am attending” in your Naviance Family Connection account.
Please be considerate of students on waiting lists of colleges that have accepted you, but that you do not wish to attend, and promptly decline these colleges’ offers of admission.
If the school you will be attending is different from the one listed in your TAP online application at www.hesc.ny.gov , change the school and correct any incorrect financial data as soon as possible. Tuition Assistance Program grants are available only for New York State residents who attend college in New York State.
The Counseling Office sends your final transcript and certification of graduation forms to the college that you will attend.
If you will need to borrow additional student loans to help pay for college, contact your college’s financial aid office for information regarding how to obtain college loans if you have not already done so.
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