• Senior Calendar

    Follow us on Twitter @GCISDGoCenters

    Visit the GoCenter page at: www.gcisd-k12.org/domain/3595 

     
    July/August:
    • Define your preferred colleges of choice
      • Create a file for each school
    • Obtain as much information as possible on your colleges of choice
    • Create a master calendar with the following information for each school:
      • Test dates required by the college
      • Application due dates
      • Financial Aid due dates
      • Institutional Scholarship due dates
      • Senior preview days
    • Gather and record all information required to complete your resume as soon as possible
    • Schedule college visits (you have 2 college visit days as a senior)
      • Go Center sheets available to you:
        • Choosing your College Priorities
        • Comparing Colleges and Universities
    • Start and/or submit your applications, it is not too early!
    • CommonApp
    • ApplyTexas
    • Go Center worksheets available:
      • Tips for Completing College Applications
      • What sets you apart?
      • Your Standout Factor
      • Avoid These College Application Mistakes 
      • College Application Checklists
      • Your Responsibilities
    • Register and take the ACT/SAT exam as soon as possible - if you have not already
      • Ensure college admission test scores are sent directly to college
      • www.act.org - ACT
      • www.collegeboard.org - SAT
      • Go Center worksheets available:
        • College Entrance Testing 101
        • SAT College Entrance Exam
        • ACT College Entrance Exam
        • Comparing the ACT and SAT
    September/October: 
    Make appointment with Go Center for your official Senior meeting
    • Follow our Twitter feed @GCISDGoCenters (we do not follow you back)
    • Submit your college applications to your colleges of choice (minimum 4) (see above)
     
    • Register and take the ACT/SAT exams  (see above)
    • Submit your Essays 
    •          Go Center worksheets available:
        • A Recipe for a Draft
        • General College Admission Essay Tips
        • 5 1/2 Steps to Writing a College Admissions Essay
        • What do Colleges Look for in an Essay
        • How to Refine the College Essay
        • Tips from College Essay Readers
    • Visit your colleges
      • Go Center worksheets available
        • Making the Most of Campus Visits
        • Planning a College Visit
        • College Visit Checklist
        • Questions to ask a College Representative
        • Questions for Families to Ask Colleges
        • What to Consider when Choosing a College
    • Submit your recommendation letter requests with ample time
      • Go Center Worksheets
        • How to Request Letters of Recommendation
        • Getting Letters of Recommendation
        • The Letter of Recommendation
    • Begin  search for scholarship opportunities - GCISD Scholarship Page
    • Financial Aid
      • FAFSA applications will be open as early as October
      • Obtain your Future Student Account (FSA) number before application process
      • Ensure completion of this application as early as possible:  https://fafsa.ed.gov    
        • Go Center worksheets available:
          • Questions To Ask The Financial Aid Adviser From The Colleges
          • Can  You Afford Your College Choice?
          • Compare Financial Aid Award Letter
          • Information Needed to Fill out the FAFSA
          • Financial Aid at a Glance 
    November/December
    • Early Admissions deadline is November 1st by midnight for many schools
    • Check with your colleges of choice for their own financial aid priority deadlines
    • Submit all applications if you have not already
    February/March
    • Check mail for Financial Aid award letters and compare final awards
      • Go Center worksheets available:
        • Questions To Ask The Financial Aid Advisor From The Colleges
        • Can  You Afford Your College Choice?
        • Compare Financial Aid Award Letters
    • Schedule college visits if you have not done so already
    April/May
    • Decision Time!!
    • Send in deposit to your selected school by required deadline
    • Meet all upcoming deadlines for housing and financial commitments 
    • Inform Go Center assistant what school you've been accepted/committed to
    June
    • Graduation! Congratulations!