January equals the mid-point of your senior year. Depending on how you feel about it, that can be exciting or depressing!
NOW is the time to review your MID YEAR SENIOR CHECKLIST. Don’t postpone- there are a lot of time sensitive deadlines in the next few weeks.
- Meet with High school counselor
⬜ Request copy of seventh semester transcript for your records
⬜ Request counselor send transcripts to colleges as needed
⬜ Ask about scholarship opportunities
⬜ Set appointment for parents/counselor to meet to discuss financial aid
⬜ Check on graduation requirements/deadlines
- Check on College Applications
⬜ Check email- follow up on any requests for information
⬜ Set up college email account if requested by college
⬜ Complete any January-February college applications you are still working on
⬜ Confirm your test scores have been sent to all your colleges
⬜ Confirm all your recommendations have been sent and received by the colleges
⬜ Send update email to any colleges about additional honors/awards received since submitting your application.
- Gear Up for Financial Aid
⬜ Talk with parents about their college budget for you
⬜ Attend financial aid workshops with parents
⬜ Create federal student ID’s (to use with FAFSA) for you and parents
⬜ Work on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with parents
⬜ Check financial aid deadlines for colleges
⬜ Start on scholarship applications
GuidedPath is designed as a checklist to help you keep all the steps in the college application process straight and accounted for. College milestones are your ticket to a good night’s sleep and less parental nagging.
Your dashboard will already show many important deadlines (test registration deadlines, college deadlines, etc) but you can add your own custom tasks!
Add any college related items (scholarship application deadline, portfolio deadline, etc) to your application plan as a key milestone. Add items that pertain to the whole college process (complete the FAFSA) as a task/assignment.