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Seniors Fall To Do List

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Seniors:

  • College Applications – August 1st is the day most college applications can be started and sent electronically.
  • Send ACT and SAT scores through the ACT and College Board websites directly to the colleges to which you are applying. It can take up to 3 weeks for colleges to receive scores. Sign up for September and October tests to improve your score before the college deadlines.
  • Send high school transcripts to all colleges to which you are applying. Each high school has local procedures and forms that must be followed exactly.
  • Update the Student Resume. This document is the foundation for filling in college applications.

Time Management Tips –

  • College Applications – August first is the day most college applications can be started and sent electronically.
  • Send ACT and SAT scores through the ACT and College Board websites directly to the colleges to which you are applying. It can take up to 3 weeks for colleges to receive scores. Sign up for September and October tests to improve your score before the college deadlines.
  • Send high school transcripts to all colleges to which you are applying. Each high school has local procedures and forms that must be followed exactly.
  • Update the Student Resume. This document is the foundation for filling in college applications.
  • If you have not already done so, this is the time to polish your high school resume. This is the main document you use to complete your college applications
  • Requesting teacher recommendations – 
    • Seek permission first. Don’t submit a teacher’s email address to a college and then run to ask permission. Even if you are a track star, you cannot run faster than technology can deliver the request.
    • Ask Early. Teachers/counselors/youth ministers/scoutmasters who know you well and like you can write compelling recommendations if given enough time to do so. If you procrastinate, you give them little time to write a good letter.
    • Please do not assume that Naviance (or any program your school uses) can take the place of the good manners you display by making a personal visit to ask for that letter.
    • Unlike good wine, time does not make it easier to ask for this letter. Ask NOW.
  • You are a Person, a unique individual
    You are not a number: you are not grades, not SAT scores, not GPA, not a score on an assignment. Those things are part of the whole picture of you. What does define you far more importantly is your character, and there is no quantitative measure for that.

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