College Application Checklist

For the Class of 2015

Here is a simple checklist to aid you in the completion of your college applications. I included many links with helpful information or direct access to forms. Need a .pdf version of the checklist? Click here. Please let me know if you have any questions by email at dhackbarth@fcps.edu

How far are you in the process?

While Applying:



Complete and Submit “Senior Portfolio” (Self-Evaluation, Parent Questionnaire) to Counselor: _____



Sign up for college visits in the Career Center: _____



Update “Colleges I’m Thinking About” on Family Connection: _____

· Verify application deadlines and types (Early Action, Early Decision, Rolling, etc)



Complete and submit “Transcript Request Form”: _____



Send your own official SAT/ACT scores: _____



Check to see if one of your schools requires the CSS Profile (William and Mary and UVA do!): _____



Confirm teacher letters have been given to Mr. Hackbarth two weeks prior to application deadline:____



Send any requested supplemental forms to the colleges: _____



After Applying



Confirm transcript was mailed out on Family Connection under “Schools I’m Applying To”: ______



Check application on each school’s website: _____



Keep track of important scholarship and financial aid deadlines with prospective colleges: _____



Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA.gov) starting January 1st: _____



Notify Mr. Hackbarth of the admissions offices’ decisions: _____



Watch your email for a FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) – a document that gives basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid. Takes about two weeks after filing: _____



Once accepted to schools, check campus email accounts regularly for financial aid awards from colleges – you will have to accept or deny funds based on financial need: _____

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