List of What “I Will Need” to Apply for College!
This is GREAT way to get organized! Put together a personal filing system that will enable you to have all of the information you need at your fingertips.
You will need to get some file folders—if you don’t have any see Mrs. Kempton!
Individual folders labeled:
*Letters of Recommendation
*NCAA Registration (if an athlete)
*Each College I am interested in with contact numbers, addresses, and deadlines for everything
*Scholarship applications with contact numbers, required documents, website, and deadlines
*Financial Aid (FAFSA)
SENIOR CHECK LIST FOR APPLYING TO COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIPS:
August - December:
Get a copy of your transcript and know your GPA and what quartile you are in. Know graduation requirements and check in with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate.
Sign up for ACT/SAT. Check fee waiver eligibility
Know admission requirements and deadlines of colleges you are applying. Check link on college and career page for chart containing admission requirements and deadlines for all Texas universities.
Explore links on College and Career page-
“What do I want to do with my life?”
“Where do I want to go to College?”
“How do I pay for it?”
Start asking for letters of recommendation from teachers, school counselors, community members or employers early. Use the link on the College & Career webpage for the appropriate form.
Attend a college fair (Sept. 29th at Sam Houston Coliseum 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
Begin your college essays if you haven't already; have a teacher, parent, or Mrs. Kempton check your essay for editing before you submit your essays
Apply for admission at the colleges you've chosen; see Mrs. Kempton in the College & Career Center for help if necessary. Try to have this done by November 1st at the latest.
Request that official transcripts be sent to the colleges for which you apply.
If you are an athlete wanting an athletic scholarship, register for NCCA
Check your email to make sure the college has received your application, admission fees, ACT or SAT scores and transcripts. Ask for help if you need assistance with this.
Watch for updates on the Scholarship websites - Check out "Upcoming Scholarships" on this website - there are some applications due in October! APPLY! Register for FASTWEB
Watch deadlines for general scholarship applications at the colleges you are applying. Most deadlines are around January to February, but know your deadlines!