Senior Timeline

September

  • Check ACT and SAT registration deadlines
  • Select the colleges to which you will apply.  Make a list of deadlines and early incentives for each school.
  • Apply to technical programs
  • Attend meetings with college and/or military representatives in Student Services Office (see link on left)
  • Check out the MCIS website for college and career information
  • Make sure that you have earned/are earning the credits needed for graduation

October

  • Watch for scholarship applications in the Student Services Office and check deadlines
  • Attend the Minnesota National College Fair
  • MEA Break- schedule college visits during the break (it's okay to visit more than once)
  • Make sure you have taken or are registered for the ACT or SAT
  • Apply to colleges that interest you
  • Ask for recommendation letters two weeks before the deadline
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1st

November-December

  • Check college application deadlines and finalize plans
  • Attend the Financial Aid FAFSA Completion Workshop and complete your FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov)
  • Apply for scholarships

January-February

  • Watch for scholarship applications (see link on left)
  • Make sure credits are on track for graduation

March-May

  • Review college acceptances and make final decision, reply promptly to colleges
  • Watch for local scholarship deadlines (see link on left)
  • Request a FINAL TRANSCRIPT be sent to your college
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