Timeline

Freshman Year

  • October – Identify school and off-campus activities to join
  • November – Visit local college campus (i.e., sporting event, art exhibit, lecture, etc.)
  • December – Create a summer plan (i.e., camp, summer school, volunteer, etc.)
  • February – Meet with college counselor to discuss next years’ courses
  • July – Summer camp, volunteer activity, shadow mentor, summer school, etc.
  • August – Complete your summer reading

Sophomore Year

  • October – PSAT
  • November ̵ 1; Visit local college campus (i.e., sporting event, art exhibit, lecture, etc.)
  • December – Create a summer plan (i.e., part-time work, pre-college programs, etc.)
  • February – Meet with college counselor to discuss next years’ courses and review transcript
  • July – Summer camp, volunteer activity, shadow mentor, summer school, etc.
  • August – Complete your summer reading

Junior Year

  • September – Meet with college representatives visiting SSFS
  • October – PSAT
    Visit local colleges (first official college visit)
  • November – Practice ACT
  • December – Review test results and develop a plan for college testing
    Create a summer plan (i.e., part-time work, internship, pre-college courses, etc.)January – Schedule a family conference with college counselor
  • January - Schedule a family conference with college counselor
    Commence preparation for SAT (if applicable)
  • February – Commence preparation for ACT (if applicable)
  • March – SAT (if applicable)
    Visit college campuses
  • April – ACT (if applicable)
    Attend college fairs and Open Houses
    Start compiling a preliminary college list
  • May – AP and IB tests
  • June – ACT, SAT Reasoning and Subject tests (if applicable)
  • July – Conduct college scholarship search via FASTWEB (if applicable)
    Visit college campuses
    Develop college list
    Review transcript
    Summer camp, pre-college program, part-time work, volunteer activity, etc.
  • August – Complete the Common Application
    Complete your summer reading

Senior Year

  • September – Meet with college counselor and review college plan
    Submit rolling admissions applications (if applicable)
    Finalize college list
    Meet with college representatives visiting SSFS
  • October – Begin completing early college applications (if applicable)A
    Complete FAFSA and CSS Profile (if applicable)
  • November – Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) deadline
  • December – ED and EA results to applicants
  • January – Regular decision deadline
    Mid-year reports submitted to colleges
  • February – Avoid senior slump!!
  • March – Regular decision results to applicants
  • April – More regular decision results
    Admitted students visit colleges
  • May – National deadline for college enrollment
  • June – Graduation!!