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~ College Planning - Senior Year Timeline

Fall:  
  • Register for SAT/ACT if needed.
  • Begin applying to college. Please turn in your Transcript Request Form to the Guidance office for every college you are applying.
  • Start preparing online applications. Be conscious of requirements, qualifications and deadlines for each school.
  • Check with the Guidance Office that recommendation letters have been submitted through Naviance.
  • Make an appointment with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and are taking the appropriate courses in preparation for college
  • Finalize your college essay(s).
  • Start a scholarship search
  • Be aware of deadlines: Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision and Rolling Admission.
  • Attend the College Information and Financial Aid Night in September at ARHS
  • Complete the FAFSA Form after October 1.
  • Attend the Regional College Fair in October held at ARHS

Winter:
  • Continue to apply to college and communicate with your counselor by turning in the Transcript Request Form and Naviance Request in a timely manner.
  • Be aware of scholarship deadlines.
  • Inform your counselor if you need mid-term grades sent to colleges.
  • Inform your counselor of admissions decisions as you receive them. Bring acceptance letters to the Guidance office.
 
Spring:
  • Continue to apply to college and communicate with your counselor by turning in the Transcript Request Form and Naviance Request in a timely manner.
  • Be aware of scholarship deadlines.
  • May 1 is usually the reply date by which students must notify the colleges of their decision to attend.
  • Inform the Guidance Office of college decisions as you receive them. Bring acceptance letters to the Guidance office.   
  • Inform the Guidance Office of any scholarships you have received. Bring scholarship award letters to the Guidance office.
** College admissions representatives visit Archbishop Ryan on a regular basis and are available outside of the cafeteria to answer questions from  prospective students. Archbishop Ryan does not grant excused absences for students to attend college fairs or visit colleges during school hours.