The breakdown for your senior year


  • Attend college fairs
  • Take the SAT or ACT for the second time
  • Request recommendation letters
  • Decide if you’ll apply Early Action or Early Decision


  • Finalize your college list
  • Finish your personal statement
  • Start your supplemental essays
  • Submit your Early Action or Early Decision application (if applicable)
  • Submit your FAFSA: Oct 1 (earlier = better)

November & December

  • Finish your personal statement and supplemental essays
  • Take SAT or ACT one more time
  • For arts and theater students: finalize portfolios, audition tapes, writing samples
  • Send official test scores to colleges
  • Finalize and submit all your applications


  • Focus on the parts of school that really interest you
  • Stay motivated by leading a balanced life
  • Keep getting the best grades in the toughest classes
  • Say thank you to everyone that helped you with college process


  • Receive letters with dignity and calm
  • Choose where you want to spend your next for years
  • Send in deposit by May 1
  • Finish strong
  • Breathe deep and enjoy the moment

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