Set up an appointment with your assigned School Counselor to interview for the counselor recommendation
Set up appointments with Mr. Baxter atwww.calendly.com/abaxter-bla or your assigned School Counselorto refine your college list, get help with college essays, complete college applications, send transcripts, etc.
Check email and Google classroom daily for updates from the College and Career Center(update profile in Naviance so we have the correct info)
Register for college information sessions on Naviance
Update Naviance profile, college list and complete BLA – Senior Information Form (more information to follow) You cannot apply to college without using Naviance
Early action/decision applicants see your counselor ASAP- You must notify your counselor by October 7th!
Confirm if colleges accept the Common Application or if you can apply online (You should apply online for all colleges)
Identify/ask 1 or 2 teachers for recommendations.
Register for SATs - (September(NEW), October, and November, and December) – See your college counselors for fee waivers if applicable
Work on college list
Request teacher recommendations through Naviance after asking your teacher/s.
Begin writing college applications and finish college essays.
Work on filling out the Common App and/or other online college applications.
You must notify your counselor you are applying early by October 7th in order to allow enough time to write recommendations.
Begin working on CSS Profile and FAFSA
Start applying for Scholarships!
Finish college applications and college essays
Meet with uAspire to complete CSS Profile and FAFSA
Submit SAT or ACT scores to your colleges, if applicable.
Transcript requests through Naviance for January 1-15 application deadlines are due to your counselor by November 16th.
Submit all college applications by December 15th
Continue to apply for Scholarships
Apply for scholarships
Check your email for confirmation messages from colleges. Save these messages or star them in your inbox.
Create online portals for each college. The colleges should send you an email with information about your account. Keep track of your usernames and passwords.
Check your portals for each college to make sure there is no missing information from your application. Confirm that they received your application, recommendations, transcript, and financial aid forms.
Review financial aid letters with your School Counselor or Mr. Baxter
Check Email/Naviance daily for scholarship information and guidance announcements
Update college acceptances/rejections through Naviance