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					                                                TIC-TOCK JUNIORS!
                                                    (RISING SENIORS)



             HERE IS A TIMELINE FOR YOU TO FOLLOW FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND FINANCIAL AID.
DON’T WAIT! ASK QUESTIONS! RESEARCH! USE YOUR ILP! ASK QUESTIONS! ASK QUESTIONS! ASK! ASK! ASK!

            COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS                                         FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
                     MAY 2011                                                         MAY 2011
Decide what colleges to visit in summer                        Research scholarships
ACT: June test—Get registered by                               Talk to parents about college finances
                   JUNE-JULY-AUGUST                            Arrange to meet with a college financial aid representative
Visit some college campuses (2 year and 4 year)                                    JUNE-JULY-AUGUST
Polish up your ILP and print your resume                       Work a summer job and save the money
Work, volunteer, take a class                                  Search for scholarships
Begin to prepare essays and scholarship applications                                   SEPTEMBER
                        SEPTEMBER                              Request financial aid applications from colleges
Sign up for Senior Conference                                  Continue to talk to parents about how to pay for college
Meet with college representatives at school                    Research paying for college information sources
Request information from your college: housing/financial                         OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
aid (Most schools want you to complete applications on line)   Talk to parents/search for scholarships/work/look into
Start a College Application file folder                        parent loans /check sofa cushions
Begin to file applications: Pay attention to DATES             Attend Scott’s Financial Aid Workshop (FAFSA)
Keep copies of EVERYTHING you send to a college                                         DECEMBER
Line up recommendations only if needed!                        Use FAFSA worksheet to PREPARE for online FAFSA
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges you apply to        Get FAFSA form from college or on-line
Attend college fairs                                                                     JANUARY
                 OCTOBER/NOVEMBER                              FAFSA available on-line @ www.fafsa.gov
Begin a checklist on your College Application folder           Get all financial records (taxes) in order (make copies)
Pay attention to DATES                                         Complete FAFSA (make copies) by FEBRUARY 1, if possible
Do you need to re-take/take the ACT?                                               FEBRUARY/MARCH
Are you going EARLY DECISION?                                  Attend Scott’s Financial Aid Completion Night
Keep grades up for first term report card                      Review Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully
                  DECEMBER/JANUARY                             Review financial aid packages offered by your colleges
Finish regular decision applications                                                       APRIL
Rank the schools to which you have applied                     Compare financial aid packages from your colleges
                        FEBRUARY                               Contact your college’s financial aid offices if you have any
                                                               special financial aid circumstances
Ask registrar (Ms Jones) to send 2nd term transcript           Make sure you meet all financial aid requirements and
                           APRIL                                                         DEADLINES!
Visit schools where you have been accepted, if needed          Notify your colleges of any private scholarship awards
Make FINAL decision and mail deposit to ONE school                                      MAY/JUNE
Notify (in writing) all other schools that accepted you        Analyze your first year college expenses and make a
If wait-listed, let college admissions office know that                                  BUDGET
you are still interested (If you are)                         Check banking options in your college’s town
                        MAY-JUNE                               NOTE: The college search/financial aid process is an exciting,
GRADUATE!!!!!!!                                                scary and frustrating time for parents and students. Please
                                                               contact me if you have questions. I may not have an answer, but
Request final transcript to be sent to your college/NCAA
                                                               will help you find an answer.                  Mrs. Ison
Follow procedure for college housing and orientation
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   6. Answer questions as prompted.
          o Text will pop up in the right margin to help you find the information you need.
          o NOTE: Once you click Finish, you will not be able to add, delete or make any changes to the application.
               Select the Finish Later button if you are not ready to submit the application and would like to come back
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