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Senior year

It’s finally time to apply! After years of waiting and working, senior year marks the time your student applies for college, gets accepted and chooses where they want to go. By now you’ve probably made your college shortlist and your student most likely has a clearer idea of what they’re interested in studying. Now it’s time to visit schools, narrow it down and start the undergraduate journey.

Checklist

  1. Make sure your student continues to fill in their resume'. Include all summer internships or jobs that they’ve completed and make sure to list out senior year activities as well.
  2. Narrow down the list of schools you’ll be able to actually visit. If you can’t make it to all of them, see if there’s a virtual tour or a current student who might be able to have a phone conversation with your student.
  3. Look for scholarships from both schools and outside resources. Many scholarships are time sensitive, so create a list with your student to make sure you meet deadlines.
  4. Encourage any other major or career interests. Even if it doesn’t make it onto your student’s college resume’, letting them explore their areas of interest before paying for credit hours can make a big difference.
  5. Request your student’s ACT or SAT scores be sent along with each college application. Each school should have a specific code for sending scores.
  6. Though junior year grades are available for college resume’s, schools will also request an official transcript after your student’s high school graduation. Make sure your student doesn’t forget about their high school learning while thinking about their future undergraduate studies.

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