Grade 12 School Counseling Calendar

 Grade 12 School Counseling Calendar

What to do

How to do it

 September

  • Finalize your plan for life after high school: What are the steps you need to take to obtain your goals?
  • Attend college, military, and employment visits by representatives.
  • If you are planning to attend college next year, start to visit Naviance, Common App, and specific websites to access applications and information needed to apply.
  • Make sure you have registered for the SATs or ACTs- Most colleges require one of these tests for admission. (see "Applying for College" for more information).
  • Start to research scholarships and other forms of financial aid if you haven't already.
  • Make a "To Do List". If you are applying to college next year, use a college planning calendar.
  • Check the daily announcements on Naviance for visits, sign up in the School counseling office (Rm 117) to attend. You can apply to many colleges through the Common Application and/or the college's specific website. The School Counseling office may also have paper applications. Ask your counselor for more information.
  • Look on the School Counseling website or ask your counselor about important test deadlines.
  • Information for scholarships can be found on Naviance or in the School Counseling office.

 October

  • If you haven't already, use Naviance to request letters of recommendation from teachers and School Counselors. You can also request one from an employer. You should follow up your Naviance request with an email to the person or talk to the person face to face.
  • Make appointments for college interviews.
  • Use Naviance and the Common Application (or the college's specific website) to start filling out your applications!
  • Make sure you complete your Brag Sheet on Naviance so your recommenders can write an informed letter.
  • Check with the schools you are interested in to see if they require an interview.

 November

  • Find out which financial aid forms you need to fill out.
  • By now you should have taken the SATs an ACTs. Talk to your counselor about your results.
  • Colleges require you fill out the FAFSA form, but some also require additional forms- be sure to check with your specific college.
  • The College Board and ACT also have recources for understanding your test scores.

 December

  • Submit your completed applications online or if paper through the school counseling office at least 2 weeks before the deadline.
  • Coninue to research scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
  • The registrar is located across from Guidance in room 124. They will add your transcript to your application packet (if mailing your application) an mail it out.
  • (insert information about uploading transcripts here)
  • Information for scholarships can be found on Naviance or in the School Counseling office.

 January/February 

  • Submit your FAFSA form during the first week of January.
  • Attend Presentation on Financial Aid by School Counselors.
  • Your Financial Aid Forms and College Applications should all be submitted by February.
  • The FAFSA is subitted online. **Beware, the FAFSA is a FREE application, if you are asked to pay money, this is NOT the correct website.**
  • School Counselors will present information about preparing for College and Career in February.

 March/April

  • Explore the colleges, career areas, or other schools you have been accepted to.
  • You want to make an informed decision about your next step after high school. You can make an informed decsion by: visiting the colleges you have been accepted to, talking to the people in the career you want to enter, or check out a school's student newspaper (most have a copy on their website). You can also talk to your Family and School Counselor!

 May/June

  • Make a decision! Now it's time to choose the College or Career that you think is right for you!
  • CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Notify the college of your choice- most schools require a deposit by May 1st.
  • Update your decision in Naviance. 



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