Apply for College
- Narrow your list of colleges to and review it with your counselor. Get an application and financial aid info from each. Visit as many as possible.
- Make a master calendar and note:
- Ask for recommendations. Give each person your resume, a stamped and addressed envelope, and any required forms. Be sure to write them a thank you note!
- Write application essays and ask teachers, family members and friends to read first drafts
- College application due dates. Some are as early as October!
- Required financial aid applications and their deadlines
- Recommendations, transcripts and other necessary materials
- Fill out transcript request form with Mrs. Ruth Anne.
- Most applications are now online which require a credit card for payment
- Review application details.
- Keep copies of everything you send to colleges.
- Contact colleges to make sure they’ve received all application materials.
Apply for Financial Aid
- Submit your FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.
- Males who are 18 years of age or older must register with Selective Service.
- Many priority financial aid deadlines fall in February. To get the most attractive award package, apply by the priority date. Keep copies of everything you send.
- You should get acceptance letters and financial aid offers by mid-April.
- Review acceptance letters. Compare awards from different colleges. Talk to financial aid officers at your college if you have questions about the award offered.
- If you haven’t already, visit your final college before accepting.
Make your College Choice
- You must tell every college of your acceptance or rejection of offers of admission or financial aid.
- Make sure to notify Mrs. Ruth Anne of any scholarships and the college offer you accept so they can be announced at graduation. Do not assume we know of your scholarships.
- We will automatically send your final transcript to your chosen college after graduation.