The College Application Checklist gives you a graphic organizer to track deadlines, applications, transcripts and FAFSA information for each college where you apply.
This is a great way to stay organized!
Summer Establish a resume which includes co-curricular activities, honors/awards received, leadership, and community service hours
July/August Register for the August SAT or September ACT (if necessary)
August/September Register for the October SAT or ACT (if necessary)
September Attend the Senior Parent Night and talk with your parent/guardian
about what you learned
Scheduling a meeting with your school counselor (if necessary)
Make arrangements for fall college visits
Check college application requirements and, if necessary, ask a teacher
(current or former) and/or counselor for a letter of recommendation
Prepare college application essays and personal statement (if required
by the college)
September/October Register for the November SAT (if necessary)
Attend the Pay For College Night with your parent/guardian
October Complete and submit your FAFSA online as soon as possible after
October 1. Keep a copy of your FAFSA application for your records.
October/November Register for the December SAT or ACT (if necessary), attend Apply to College Day at SHS
October – December Take note of ALL college application deadlines and finalize applications
December Approximately 4-6 weeks after you submit your FAFSA, you should
receive the results in the form of an SAR. Send it to any of your chosen
colleges if they have not received a copy.
January If you are a male and have not registered for the Selective Service,
complete the check-off box on your FAFSA or register on the US Post
February – April Continue applying for scholarships, taking note of application deadlines
Bring a copy of college decision letters and scholarship award letters
you receive to the Counseling Office
April Review college acceptance letters and financial aid award letters
Inform the college of your choice of your decision to attend and pay
May Complete Final Transcript Request and Graduation Survey. Remember that each transcript costs $2.00.
Enjoy your last month of high school :)
June The Sprayberry High School counseling office will send your final
transcript to the college you plan to attend, and to the GSFC through
the GAFutures website for HOPE scholarship eligibility. Final transcript cost is $2.00.