Top 10 List for Rising Seniors

Things to do in Spring/Summer before Senior Year!

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#1 Complete College SuperMatch in Naviance!

This is a very helpful tool! Please use College SuperMatch to look at post-secondary opportunities that can help you find your Academic, Financial and Social Fit

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#2 Create a Resume Using Naviance

You can use your resume for college applications and employment opportunities! Don't forget to make an appropriate email account for your college applications!

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#3 Search Colleges Using Popular College Search Engines

Find your best college fit~ Academic* Social* Financial * (It is strongly recommended that you talk with your family about post-secondary opportunities before the application process)

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#4 Refer to Phila. Futures-Step-Up-To-College Guide

A Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admissions & Financial Aid Processes. The summer before your senior year is the time to prepare for the college admissions process. Start now, and by September you will be ready to apply to college!

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#5 Check List of Test-Optional Schools for 2021-22

Check out list of Test-Optional schools for 2021-22 Application season. Please be sure to research your program of interest & major requirements on the college's Admissions page-some competitive majors may still have a testing requirement.

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#6 Take Virtual College Tours & Make a College List

Stay organized! Make a list, Check Admissions Requirements, Make note of Application and Financial Aid Deadlines Whenever possible-visit college campuses in person!

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#7 Check out College Essay Tips & Common App Prompts

Organizing your thoughts and creating an essay draft will be very beneficial to you in the Fall! Please be sure to investigate the Admissions Requirements for every school you are considering--some colleges require 1 or 2 teacher recommendations

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#8 Create a Common Application Account-Opens August 1st

Note: some schools may use the Common App Black App https://commonblackcollegeapp.com/or The Coalition App https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/mycoalition-intro Some require you to apply directly to their schools direct-from Admissions pg.

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#9 Prepare for the Upcoming Financial Aid Process

Keep your stress level low and plan ahead. Follow these tips to prepare for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid-Federal Grant App) and PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency-PA State Grant App) Application opens Oct 1, 2021

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#10 Apply for Scholarships!

Help off-set the cost of higher education! Apply for Scholarships!

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