Checklist for GHS Seniors

  • CHECKLIST FOR GHS SENIORS

    Class of 2023

     

    SEPTEMBER 2022

      • Go online for college applications.
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      • Rochester Area College Visit on September 21st, 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the Gym lobby.
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      • College Information Session for Seniors and Parents at 6 pm in the Library on September 22nd.

       

      • College candidates for Early Decision: See your counselor regarding deadlines…ASAP.

       

      • Register for NCAA Clearinghouse online (for Division 1 and 2 Athletics – if any questions, see your Counselor).

       

      • LISTEN TO THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!!

       

      • Meet with college admissions representatives as announced and posted. Information regarding these visits is available in the Counseling Office.

       

      • Schedule interviews and visits to colleges well in advance by telephoning college admissions office or by checking on college web sites.

       

      • You can apply for a FAFSA ID number for FAFSA at pin.ed.gov.

       

      OCTOBER 2022

       

      • Ask teachers, coaches, employers, or counselors for Letters of Recommendation. You need these for all post-grad plans!

       

      • Financial Aid Workshop on October 12th from 6 to 7 pm in the Library.

       

      • Take October 22nd ACT at a nearby high school if needed.

       

      • Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should now be processed online at fafsa.ed.gov.

       

      • LISTEN TO THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

       

      • Meet with college admissions representatives as announced and posted. Information regarding these visits is available in the Counseling Office.

       

      • Investigate and apply for scholarships. Check the SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN on the Counseling Office web page, in the Class of 2023 Schoology page, or in the Counseling Office regularly.  The Scholarship Bulletin and scholarship files are updated weekly.
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    • NOVEMBER 2022

      • Deadline for most Early Decision college applications is November 1st.

       

      • Register online for December 3rd SAT by Friday, November 4th.

       

      • Register for December 3rd ACT (if necessary) by Friday, November 4th.

       

      • Common App Assistance in the Library Computer Lab during one of your study halls on November 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th.

       

      • LISTEN TO MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!

       

      DECEMBER 2022

      • Take December 3rd SAT Test (if necessary).

       

      • Friday, December 9th: College applications must be submitted online and all requests for Counselor Recommendation Letters by December 9th to ensure processing before Christmas vacation (especially if application deadline is in January).

       

      • Early Decision candidates will be notified of college admission decisions by mid-December.

       

      JANUARY 2023

      • SUNY college decision regarding admissions should start to be received on a “rolling” basis.

       

      • Investigate and apply for scholarships.

       

      FEBRUARY and MARCH 2023

      • Private college admissions replies should start to be received now through April.

       

      • LISTEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS, keep checking the High School Counseling website or the Class of 2023 Schoology page, or come into the Counseling Office for weekly updates.

       

      • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.

       

      APRIL, MAY, and JUNE 2023

      • LISTEN FOR SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS, keep checking the High School Counseling website or the Class of 2023 Schoology page, or come into the Counseling Office for weekly updates.

       

      • Complete all requests sent home and note deadline dates:
      • Senior Survey
      • Graduation Biography for the Finger Lakes Times (optional)

       

      • Communicate regularly with your counselor regarding application status (acceptance, rejections, revised plans, scholarships, financial aid, etc.)

       

      • JUNE 23, 2023GRADUATION !!!!!!!!!