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Application Milestones

Key Milestones


By Sally Wood


Use this handy reference calendar to keep track of milestones that you must meet to get into your college of choice.

Junior Year



  • Map out a testing schedule, including the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and/or ACT. Pick the test dates that will work with your schedule, taking into account family events, extracurricular activities, and holidays.

  • Meet with your guidance counselor to review your course plan for the school year and to plan your senior schedule.

  • Begin to establish criteria for the college search: Are you interested in a small rural college or a large urban campus? Visit some local colleges to learn what you do and don’t like.

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT. Scores are important, as they are used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition and the National Achievement program.



  • Contact the colleges you are interested in to find out if they prefer the ACT or the SAT.


Spring Break

  • Visit schools that interest you. Call ahead and ask for appointments with the departments of financial aid and admissions, academic advisors, professors, and students.



  • Consider registering for the May and June SAT and ACT test dates; it’s not too early to start testing.

  • Re-evaluate your list of potential schools and eliminate those that no longer interest you.

  • Begin searching for financial aid.


Senior Year



  • Register for the fall ACT and/or SAT test dates as needed.

  • Request letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, and other adults who are familiar with your accomplishments.

  • Meet with your guidance counselor to review your final list of colleges.

  • Make sure you have all the applications required for financial aid and admission, and make a list of deadlines.

  • Now is the time to file early decision applications if you have made a decision.

  • Have official test scores sent by the testing agency to the colleges on your short list.



  • Start writing and editing your application essays.



  • Complete and submit your college applications (make copies before mailing, or save copies of applications filed electronically).

  • Schedule college admission interviews, if needed.



  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as possible. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or request a paper form by calling (800) 4-FED-AID (433-3243).

  • Request that your school send your grade reports/transcript-xs to the colleges you applied to.

  • Contact the colleges and confirm that all application materials (transcript-xs, recommendations, and financial aid forms) have been received.



  • Be on the lookout for your Student Aid Report (SAR) after completing the FAFSA. Now’s your chance to make any corrections, if needed.

  • Finish up any outstanding scholarship applications.



  • Review acceptances and compare financial aid packages.



  • By May 1, you should decide which college you will attend and notify other prospective colleges that you have selected another school.

  • If your first-choice college placed you on a waiting list, you should let the admissions staff know that you are still interested in attending.



  • Ask your counselor to forward your final transcript-x to the college.

  • Contact the college and determine when fees are due for tuition and room and board.