Senior College TimelineGeneral Things
- Review your class schedule with your dean to ensure you meet all college preparatory and graduation requirements.
- Attend the college fair and college visits at Westbury
- Visit college campuses. Attend events for high school students at the colleges you are interested in.
- Explore careers and job opportunities in those careers.
- Gather application information to the schools you are considering (note deadlines for admission, scholarships, financial aid, housing)
- Begin the college application process in August
- Think about teachers or other adults that could write you letters of recommendation
- Take the SAT/ACT in October and send your scores to the colleges you are applying to
- Keep checking in with the Go Center to stay up to date on the latest scholarships
- Apply for admission to colleges no later than December
- Call to verify or check online account that the college received your materials
- Apply for scholarships that the colleges you are applying to offer
As soon as you choose a school
- Start talking to your parents about financial aid
- Apply for your financial aid (FAFSA/TASFA) no later than spring break-- the earlier the better!
- Come to the Go Center to get information on local scholarships
- Apply for housing
- Take AP Tests
- Visit college campuses of those you are really interested in
- It's time to make a decision!
Summer before School
- Apply for housing (if you haven't already done so)
- Accept/decline financial aid
- Get familiar with your college and what you will need when you get there
- See an academic sdvisor at the university of college you will attend, then register early.
- Attend a summer orientation program.
- Make a list of what you will need to take to college
- Work out a financial aid plan or budget for your freshmen year