• Senior Calendar

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    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 Aide
        • 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 Aide Adviser From The Colleges
            • Can  You Afford Your College Choice?
            • Compare Financial Aide Award Letter
            • Information Needed to Fill out the FAFSA
            • Financial Aide 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 Aide 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!