COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

October Newsletter 2017

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Important dates to remember:

October 1: FAFSA for the 18-19 school year opens

October 11: PSAT

October 19: ASVAB testing date

October 20: Early dismissal; End of first quarter

October 24: Parent teacher conferences 5-8:30 pm

October 26: Parent teacher conferences 3-7 pm

October 28: National ACT testing date

Senior year timeline/tasks for October:

  • October 1- Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov

  • Submit applications to the college(s) you are interested in.

  • Start writing essays if required by the college.

  • Continue to attend college fairs and college nights.

  • If distance permits, student should visit their top choice schools. If they’re too far away, they should visit the schools’ websites, do virtual tours, and communicate with admission and financial aid representatives.

  • Maintain an organized folder for each school.

  • Find out what financial aid forms each school requires. Note deadlines and begin gathering the required information.

  • If required, begin working on video auditions, portfolios, writing samples, and other application supplements.

  • Fill out a form requesting that your transcript be sent to the college(s) you applied to.

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