Class of 2021
Congratulations and best wishes for your next adventure!
NEXT ACT TEST DATE
Testing will take place at Overton High School.
National Test Date June 12, 2021
Registration Deadline May 7, 2021
Late Registration Deadlines May 21, 2021 (Late Fee May Apply)
ACT scores also have an impact on scholarships eligibility. A 21 composite automatically qualifies you for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship if other eligibility criteria are met (FAFSA submission, Tennessee resident, attend college/university in Tennessee)
Contact Ms. Day at email@example.com to see if you qualify for a waiver to take the ACT test for free.
- College Pays TN: Find information about Tennessee’s financial aid and scholarship programs https://www.tn.gov/collegepays
- Fastweb: Scholarship Search Engine: www.fastweb.com
- Raise.Me: Earn microscholarships for college as early as 9th grade. https://www.raise.me/ · Scholarships.com
- Find money for college and learn about the entire financial aid process · College for TN: www.collegefortn.org
- College Greenlight: www.collegegreenlight.com
Remember to also go to the Overton High School Website and check the Senior Page
for weekly updates.
Summer College Checklist
- Complete all financial aid tasks, including correcting any errors on your FAFSA and completing verification (if selected). Receive financial aid award letter(s). Questions? Contact the financial aid office at your college
- TSAC Portal Make sure that you have updated your school choice, so state financial aid money is sent to the correct institution.
- Have you been admitted? Have you received communication from the admissions office of your selected school(s)? If not, check with your Admissions Counselor to make sure they have everything they need.
- Register for and attend orientation, if applicable. Your school may offer an all-encompassing two-day orientation/registration, or ask you to view a recording online. At orientation, you will learn all the ins and outs of college life, and you will meet other new students as well. In many cases you will be allowed to move into residence halls early and get a head start on college life. Take full advantage of this opportunity. Questions? Contact your college’s advising department or an academic advisor for your major.
- Arrange for housing. If living on campus, apply for and receive a housing assignment. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
- Pay your housing deposit by the published deadline. At many schools, this serves as your enrollment deposit and may be nonrefundable. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
- Register for classes and obtain a fall class schedule. To register for classes you may need to meet with an academic advisor. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor.
- Plan for transportation to and from college, if you are not living on campus. Questions? Contact your college/career counselor
- If you plan to commute to college or park a car on campus, register for parking. Each campus handles parking differently, so make sure to check out parking regulations before your first day.
- Inform your college/career counselor of all college acceptances and scholarship awards.
- Continually check your college portal and college email address.
- Send official documents when needed. For example, your college may require that you send final high school transcripts or health care forms. Make sure you reply promptly to all document requests.
- Complete placement testing, if required. Questions? Start by contacting your college's admissions office to determine if placement testing is required for you.
- Plan for additional costs during the school year. There are more expenses associated with college than just tuition. Make sure you have a plan to pay for things like books and transportation throughout the school year