Grade 12 School Counseling Calendar

What to do

How to do it


  • 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.

  • Complete InfoSnap Registration.

  • 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.

  • Complete the “Letter of Recommendation Brag Sheet”  assigned to you in Naviance

  • Make sure you have registered for the SATs or ACTs- Most colleges require one of these tests for admission.

  • Start to research scholarships and other forms of financial aid if you haven't already.

  • Add to “Colleges I am Applying to”  and make sure you pay attention to your deadlines!

  • Attend your senior conference with your school counselor and learn where you stand with meeting graduation requirements and making sure your schedule is aligned with your potential college’s admissions requirements.

  • Make a "To Do List".

  • Check the daily announcements on Naviance for College/Military visits, sign up on Naviance.

  • You can apply to many colleges through the Common Application and/or the college's specific website. 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, the school counseling section of,  or in the School Counseling office.


  • If you haven't already, ask your teachers for a letter of recommendation in person. Follow up your request in use Naviance. You can also request one from someone other than a teacher in the Common App.

  • Make appointments for college interviews if required by the College/University.

  • Use Naviance and the Common Application (or the college's specific website) to start filling out your applications!

  • Start/Complete your financial aid forms

  • Sign up and take the SATs or ACTs



  • 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.

  • Colleges require you to fill out the FAFSA form, but some require additional forms (like the CSS Profile), be sure to check with your specific college.

  • You can find specific test dates, locations, and deadlines on or


  • Continue completing financial aid forms.

  • By now you should have taken the SATs or ACTs at least once,  Talk to your counselor about your results and how they may impact your college application.

  • Start completing and sending college applications! Pay attention to your deadlines!

  • Be on the lookout for scholarships and apply for them!


  • The College Board and ACT also have resources for understanding your test scores.

  • Check, Naviance, or room 119 to get started!


  • Submit your completed applications online. If you’re completing a paper application, see your counselor.

  • Don’t forget to request your transcript in Naviance once you are ready to submit your application. Please note, that your application is INCOMPLETE without your transcript.

  • Continue to research scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

  • Follow up with your counselor so they can send out supplemental materials (Transcript and letters of recommendation)  for your application.

  • Information for scholarships can be found on Naviance or in the School Counseling office.



  • Your Financial Aid Forms and College Applications should all be submitted by February.

  • Continue researching/applying for college if you haven't applied already.

  • Continue to research scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

  • The FAFSA is submitted online. **Beware, the FAFSA is a FREE application, if you are asked to pay money, this is NOT the correct website.**


  • Review the colleges, career areas, or other schools you have been accepted to.

  • Review your financial aid packages and discuss them with your family and counselor to make the best decision.

  • You want to make an informed decision about your next step after high school. You can make an informed decision 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!


  • Make a decision! Now it's time to choose the College or Career that you think is right for you!

  • Complete Graduation Survey and indicate school where final transcripts should be sent.  


  • Notify the college of your choice- most schools require a deposit by May 1st.


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