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Wharton Senior Year Checklist

 

Fall Semester

**   Register for  SAT and/or  ACT tests.

o Make sure you meet the requirements (including any transcript requirements) for all the colleges to which you want to apply. Double-check the deadlines, and  Apply

o Give any recommendation forms to the appropriate teachers/supervisors  with stamped, college-addressed, envelopes making certain that your portion of the forms are filled out completely and accurately.

o Most early decision and early action applications are due between October 1 and November 1. Keep this in mind if you intend to take advantage of these options and remember to request that your high school send your official transcripts to the college to which you are applying.

 

October:

o Make a final list of schools that interest you and keep a file of deadlines and required admission items for each school.

o Take SAT and/or ACT tests. Have the official scores sent by the testing agency to the colleges/universities that have made your final list of schools.

o Continue thinking about and beginning writing (if you have not already started) any essays to be included with your applications.

 

o Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), beginning in October, 2016.)) Contact the Financial Aid Office of your college to see if you need to complete additional financial aid forms and check into other financial aid options. In order to be considered for financial aid, you'll need to submit these forms even if you haven't yet been notified of your acceptance to the college(s) to which you applied.

 

November:

o Submit your college admission applications.

 

December:

o Early decision replies usually arrive between December 1st and December 31st.

o If you haven't already done so, make sure your official test scores are being sent to the colleges to which you are applying.

o Schedule any remaining required interviews.

 

Spring Semester

January:

o Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if you have not already done so. Contact the Financial Aid Office of your college to see if you need to complete additional financial aid forms and check into other financial aid options. In order to be considered for financial aid, you'll need to submit these forms even if you haven't yet been notified of your acceptance to the college(s) to which you applied.

 

 

o Contact the admissions office of the college(s) to which you have applied to make sure that your information has been received, and that they have everything they need from you.

 

February:

o Come often to the counseling office to check on scholarship opportunities. Complete and submit your scholarship applications.

o Contact the financial aid office of the college(s) to which you have applied to make sure that your information has been received, and that they have everything they need from you.

 

March/April:

o If you haven't received an acceptance letter from the college (s) to which you applied, contact the admissions office.

o Compare your acceptance letters, financial aid and scholarship offers.

o When you choose a college that has accepted you, you may be required to pay a nonrefundable deposit for freshman tuition (this should ensure your place in the entering freshman class).

 

May:

o You should make a decision by May 1st as to which college you will be attending and notify the school by mailing your commitment deposit check. Many schools require that your notification letter be postmarked by this date.

o If you were placed on a waiting list for a particular college, and have decided to wait for an opening, contact that college and let them know you are still very interested.

 

June:

o Visit the counseling office to have  your final transcript sent to the college which you will be attending.

o CONGRATULATIONS – YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!

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