CLOVER PARK CRC KNOWLEDGE for COLLEGE
TIMELINE for Class of 2014
EARLY FALL Narrow your list of colleges to 5 or 6 schools.
Attend college fairs, visit campuses and meet/interview with college representatives.
Obtain and review college applications, locate the online application or download and print one.
Note deadlines for admission and scholarships - use your agenda.
Create a professional email address and clean up your FaceBook page
Investigate FREE financial aid at: www.fafsa.gov
Set up a free scholarship profile at: www.fastweb.com www.thewashboard.org www.zinch.com
Register, review, practice and take SAT/ACT. Create an online account and write down your user name and password, have your scores sent to the schools on your final list:
SAT register at: www.collegeboard.com (SAT 1 or reasoning test)
ACT register at: www.act.org (request the writing portion)
CPHS school code# 481370
Prepare for SAT, ACT, ASVAB, HSPE, Compass or Accuplacer at: www.march2success.com
Ask for teacher, counselor, coach, employer and personal recommendations if you need them. Give each recommender a* Biographical Profile/Resume that outlines your academics and extracurricular activities. *template in the CRC
Write first drafts of your admissions essay/personal statement; ask teachers and others to review them. Write, edit, proof and re-read your essays. Save all your work!
OCTOBER Attend college presentations in the CRC during Advisory, look for the presentation schedule on the CRC door or Ms. Dixon’s website. Pick up a pass to attend.
2 weeks before you need TRANSCRIPTS - sign up in the Guidance Office for copies of official/unofficial.
Bring your folks to CP’s OPEN HOUSE with
National Honor Society’s College, Career and Service Fair, Tuesday, October 8th from 5:30 – 7:30PM.
The national Performing Arts and Visual Arts College Fair will be October 29th at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. www.gotomypvafair.com
Complete at least one college application and submit it by October 30th.
Request transcripts official or not from the Guidance Office at least two weeks before you need them. Make and keep copies of application, essay and recommendations.
NOVEMBER Do you want to go out of state? Plan to attend the National College Fair, Friday November 8 or Sat November 9 at the Seattle Convention Center register at: www.gotomyncf.com
Prepare other college applications online or hard copies early November.
All applications should be submitted by Thanksgiving.
Men who are 18 or older must be registered for Selective Service to receive federal aid. Register on-line at www.sss.gov.
Familiarize yourself with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply electronically, get PINs (Personal Identification Number) for both yourself and one of your parents from www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN is your electronic signature, write it down and put it in a safe place. Go to the FAFSA website www.fafsa.ed.gov , find the worksheet and start gathering what you need to complete the FAFSA. FAFSAs cannot be signed or submitted before January 1st 2014.
CALL each school you applied to, verify that your application materials have been received and your file is complete. Make a note of who you spoke with.
JANUARY Submit your completed FAFSA as soon as possible on or after
January 1st 2014 and plan on attending a FAFSA WORKSHP on January 8th 6-8PM in the
Library at CP.
Add a community college to your FAFSA college list.
Send in mid-year reports/grades to colleges, if requested or
to reinforce your application. If you have any new honors or accomplishments let colleges know.
Apply to community colleges; visit with the financial aid officers.
Look for scholarship opportunities locally and through the colleges you are applying to. Watch deadlines and prepare scholarship applications. Check your Fastweb and WASHBOARD account regularly.
$ Make sure you complete and turn in the CLOVER PARK HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP on time to Guidance office.
FEBRUARY College Bound Scholars must file their FAFSA by February 1st 2014. Earlier is BETTER!!
You should receive your SAR (Students Aid Report) 1-4 weeks after you submit your FAFSA.
Review and update your FAFSA as necessary. Remember to correct your FAFSA application and add
additional schools you applied to.
Register for AP Exams.
If you have not received your Student Aid Report (SAR) about 6 weeks after submitting your FAFSA contact the Federal Student Aid # 800.433.3243 800.433.3243 .
Call if you have questions.
Forward any additional documentation (financial/transcripts) requested by colleges.
Keep copies of everything you submit and note who you spoke to or sent items to.
Keep checking your email.
SPRING You should begin to hear from schools about their admission decisions and financial aid offers early spring.
Visit the schools that you have been admitted to and talk with current students, professors, and the financial aid office. Compare offers $$ Save about $500 for deposits, fees and other charges until financial aid kicks in.
Make final post-high school decisions. Stay focused and productive!!
MAY Determine your college choice, schools REQUIRE that you notify them by May 1st (postmark date) to hold your place. .
Contact and confirm your admission decision with your new school. Notify the financial aid office of your decision to attend. Keep checking your email and complete necessary paperwork.
Send your tuition deposit to the college of your choice. Send in your housing deposit or make arrangements with the financial aid office.
Let Ms. Haskins know where you are going to attend and arrange to have your final transcripts sent to your new school.
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