High School Timetable

High School Timetable

Freshman Year
September – December: Meet with your guidance counselor and/or college adviser to plan your 4 year schedule (parents and student)
Discuss graduation requirements, availability of Elective, Dual-
Enrollment, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses

January – March: Start looking at summer programs at different colleges
Find out about and apply to take Honors/AP courses next year
Consider taking SAT/ACT prep courses, depending on the math courses you’ve taken

April – May: Register to take May or June SAT, SAT Subject tests and/or ACT
www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org

Summer: Attend a summer program (take courses such as SAT/ACT Prep or for college credit) or work; Read books
Visit Colleges and collect materials regarding the schools
(See College Visit Guidelines sheet)
Put together resume of accomplishments
(start keeping records of extra-curricular activities you participated in, awards/special recognition you have received, and past history of family  college graduates; all these are needed for most college applications)           Register in July for August SAT

Sophomore Year
September to December: Meet with counselor/adviser to discuss your 4 year plan

January – March: Start looking at summer programs at different colleges
Find out about and apply to take AP courses next year
Take SAT/ACT prep courses

April – May: Register to take May or June SAT, SAT Subject tests and/or ACT

Summer: Attend a summer program; (take SAT/ACT Prep or for college credit courses) or work; Read books
Visit Colleges and collect materials regarding the schools
(See College Visit Guidelines sheet)
Continue working on your resume                                                                                                         Register in July for August SAT

Junior Year
September – January: Attend College Fairs
Attend Junior Parents’ Night
Start developing relationships with teachers, especially those whom you may want to write recommendations for you and help you in the future; Start talking to current seniors

October: Take PSAT

February: Meet with College Advisor to plan SAT/ACT schedule; Register for March SAT

March: Take SAT (if registered for it)
Meet with advisor re: college plans, summer plans, Sr. year class schedule

April: Register for May SAT
Find out where graduating seniors are going and get contact information
(They might have chosen schools that interested you and later you may contact
them with questions regarding those schools)

May: Take SAT (if registered for it)
Register for June ACT, SAT or SAT IIs
Take AP exams (if any AP courses were taken this year)

June: Take ACT, SAT or SAT IIs
-Contact teachers who will be writing recommendation letters for you
(pick ones in whose classes you did well and who know you well)                                                       Summer: Familiarize yourself with college terms (undergraduate, graduate,
rolling admission, early decision, early action, etc)
Visit Colleges and collect materials regarding the schools
(See College Visit Guidelines sheet)
Get an idea of what your ideal college and major would be. Filter your choices
based on your preferences
Start filling out applications (www.commonapp.org, www.universalcollegeapp.com, www.commonapp.org/ )
Work on your essay
Look into local scholarships
Attend summer program/travel/take SAT/ACT prep course
Get a job (to help with senior year expenses, transportation to college tours)
Open a student package account with your bank and/or parents’ credit union
Register in July for August SAT, SAT IIs or SEptember ACT
Make admissions appointments at colleges
Fill out NCAA Clearinghouse Form (www.ncaa.org)

Senior Year
September: Meet with college advisor to review transcript
Contact teachers writing recommendation letters, if not already contacted
Give those teachers the list of colleges you are applying to
Take ACT
Register for Oct SAT or SAT IIs
Visit colleges and/or make appointments to visit them
(if you cannot visit colleges, you can also go on virtual tours offered by Fastweb and Collegeweeklive.com;
ask alumni/current students about the schools that interest you

October: File FAFSA(www.fafsa.ed.gov)                                                                                               Register for Nov SAT, SAT IIs or ACT
Take SAT IIs or SAT
Visit colleges
Continue the scholarship search for the schools you are applying to
Submit Early Action/Early Decision applications to Guidance
Mail out your portion of application

November: Take SAT, SAT IIs or ACT
Complete/Submit applications and request all transcripts to be sent out

December: Submit any additional applications to Guidance
Expect responses from Early Decision/Action/Rolling Admissions schools
Start submitting and completing any scholarship applications

January: File your CSS profile at http://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp

February – March: Expect some responses from rolling admission schools
Notify advisor of acceptances

April: Attend Admitted Students Weekends if needed; Decline any acceptances where you do not plan to enroll; Be aware that some acceptance letters come late; take note of waiting list; Notify advisor of final college choice; Thank teachers for recommendation letters

May: Notify school of intent by May 1st (or by the deadline if not May 1)
Take AP exams if appropriate
Finish year with as strong grades as possible so you do not risk losing your
rank or your admission place in school

June: GRADUATE!
Mail out final information required by your school of choice (final transcripts, medical history, etc.)

Keep in contact with your college advisor/high school guidance counselor
until your transition from high school senior to college freshman is
complete because you may need them to mail out other documents
that the college needs)