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
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