Senior Year Timeline - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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  • Take SAT or ACT exams
  • Attend college fairs and college visits on campus
  • Narrow your college list, review college applications and begin to apply for admissions
  • Work on college essays
  • Log on to Naviance for college and scholarship search to submit applications
  • Senior Parent Meetings
  • Request letters of recommendations from teachers (4-5 weeks notice)
  • Request secondary reports from counselors (2-3 weeks notice)
  • Ask your teacher and counselor to review your application essay
  • Starting this month request transcripts on Naviance

  • Take SAT or ACT exams
  • Take SAT subject exams for Language
  • Submit your application if you are applying Early Decision / Action
  • Finalize your College Essays
  • Submit early decision or early action applications
  • If you have not done so, mail out the admissions applications if you are applying on paper
  • Nov (first week) GRAB Presentations begin in HS Library
  • Nov (first week) Senior Convocation Ceremony
  • Thanksgiving Break Nov 21, 22 and 23

  • Complete and Submit your FAFSA/DC CAP & DC TAG application ASAP
  • Bell Scholarship Application Due
  • Check you e-mails and student portal accounts for important messages from  colleges you’ve applied
  • Contact colleges you haven’t heard from to make sure they have your applications and all documents
  • Log on to Naviance for scholarship search
  • Visit the College/Career Center for scholarship search
  • Request letters of recommendations for scholarships from teachers (2 weeks notice)
  • Ask your teacher and counselor to review your scholarship applications & essays
  • February 18-22 Recess


  • May 1st FAFSA Priority Deadline
  • SRI due to colleges
  • Registration due to colleges
  • Make sure to check your e-mails &College portal accounts.
  • If you have not heard from colleges or know the status of your financial aid call ASAP!
  • Make sure to follow all the enrollment steps at your College and register for courses!

  • Last chance to take SAT or ACT exams
  • School Report requests due to counselors Dec 5th for any college apps due Dec19-Jan 10th
  • Research & apply for outside funding or scholarships, check the the college/career center
  • Remind teachers/counselor to submit your letter of recommendation and school report before break
  • Complete the CSS Profile if your college requires it
  • Winter Break Dec 22 - Jan 2

  • Admission decision results should have been mailed by end of month
  • March 6 - In School SAT Day
  • Community Service/Internship hours due
  • Continue applying to scholarship
  • Make sure to check your Financial Aid report/ offer letters and turn in any documents that are missing
  • Check your account portal  and e-mail for any documents you still have pending  for the college you plan on attending
  • April 15-19 Spring Break
ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

Hilton Worldwide
Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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