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Senior Acton Plan
 

Fall Action Plan

  • MEET with the school counselor, Pathway Specialist and/or your GEAR UP specialist to complete and submit college applications.
  • TESTING, check each college for specific admissions requirements.
  • Take or retake SAT, www.collegeboard.org; take or retake ACT, www.ACT.org.

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through Pathway Specialists and or GEAR UP Academic Specialist of Site Manager for “targeted academic” campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Make final list of colleges or programs. www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Create a student profile on www.thewashboard.org, an online scholarship matching tool for WA state students.

APPLYING

  • Complete Personal Statement early. Visit the CPHS Academic Lab and the GEAR UP center for additional help and resources.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadline information.
  • Create a resume to use for college, scholarships, and job applications.

PAYING

  • Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate on what you as a family might pay at a particular college.
  • Required FAFSA application opens October 1. Submit online as early as possible.

Spring Action Plan

MEET with the school counselor and/or your GEAR UP Specialist to complete and submit college

ADMISSIONS

  • Speak with college, military and technical program representatives through Pathway Specialists, GEAR UP Academic Specialist or Site Manager for “targeted academic” campus visits and GEAR UP sponsored trips.
  • Make final list of colleges or programs www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org for comprehensive college search and comparison.

SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLYING

  • Complete Personal Statement early. Visit the CPHS Academic Lab for additional help and resources.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. Check out each college, program, or scholarship for deadline information.
  • Create a resume' to use for college, scholarship, and job applications.

PAYING

  • Use the net price calculator at www.collegesavings.org to get an estimate on what you as a family might pay at a particular college.
  • Required FAFSA application opens October 1. Submit online as early as possible. Save the date for Family FAFSA Nights (TBD)
  • Check out the CSS Profile on www.collegeboard.org if applying to private colleges.

Senior Packet Information

Colleges that change lives

Scholarship Resource

Washington State College Quick Guide

Writing your College Essay

FAFSA Myths and Facts

Senior students remember "hot scholarship" season runs from about mid-October through March 1st.

Do not overlook scholarships that will mean a lot to you next fall when you begin college. For example, a $500 scholarship taking you 5 hours to complete pays you a $100 per hour in return (and most applications will not take you that long to complete). Deadlines will come and go so, do not miss out, begin your scholarship search.