College Timeline (9th)

August/September

Attend Freshman Orientation

Attend Mahopac University Night

 October-March

Attend Freshman Advisory Sessions with your counselor (Four year planning, Introduction to Naviance-Family Connection, Career Interest Inventory, etc.)

February/March-students meet with their counselor to discuss sophomore year scheduling options

 Year Round

Participate in clubs, sports, activities

Begin service learning

Focus on doing well in your classes and attend extra help if needed

College Timeline (10th)

September

Optional: Register for PSAT through your house secretary (please see your counselor for questions on if the PSAT is right for you in 10th grade)

Attend Mahopac University Night

 October

Take PSAT (optional)

 February/March

Visit BOCES tech center (optional)

Students meet with their counselor to discuss junior year scheduling options

 April

Complete the Do What You Are (DWYA) career interest inventory through Naviance-Family Connection

 Year Round

Participate in clubs, sports, activities

Begin service learning

Focus on doing well in your classes and attend extra help if needed

College Timeline (11th)

September

Register for the PSAT through your house secretary

Student athletes who are interested in playing sports in college should consult with coach to discuss college athletic options

Attend college mini-fairs at MHS

Apply for College Board test accommodations if not already submitted (for students with IEP/504)

Attend Mahopac University Night

 October

Take PSAT

Attend college fairs in the area

Attend college mini-fairs at MHS

 November

Attend college fairs in the area

Attend college mini-fairs at MHS

 December

PSAT scores are available online through the College Board and distributed to students

Register for SAT prep course, if applicable

 February/March

Attend Junior College Workshops for students

Counselors are available for Junior College Meetings by appointment for students individually or with their parents (as needed)

Students meet with their counselor to discuss senior schedule options

Students interested in playing DI or DII athletics in college should review NCAA website for an approved list of courses and eligibility requirements.  Communicate with counselor intent to play college athletics and review senior schedule options.

Start making plans to visit colleges in Spring

Register for SAT plus essay and/or ACT plus writing

Add colleges to “Colleges I’m Thinking About” in Naviance-Family Connection

Start working on Junior Conference Profile in Naviance-Family Connection

Visit colleges-make an appointment with admissions office or register online through college

 April

Visit colleges-make an appointment with admissions office or register online through college

Attend college fairs in the area

Attend College & Career Fair at BOCES

 May

Take SAT plus essay and/or SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

Attend college fairs in the area

Personally ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation letter and add request to Naviance-Family Connection (under “Colleges I’m  Applying to” tab)

Take AP exam (if applicable)

Visit colleges-make an appointment with admissions office or register online through college

Add colleges to “Colleges I’m thinking About” in Naviance-Family Connection

 June

Student athletes applying to Division I or II colleges must register online through the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Student should notify counselor that they registered.

Take ACT plus writing (if applicable)

Visit colleges-make an appointment with admissions office or register online through college

Complete the Junior Conference Profile in Naviance-Family Connection by June 1st

 July/August

Continue to explore colleges and narrow college list

Register for October SAT plus essay (if applicable)

Register for September ACT plus writing (if applicable)

Continue to work on your college essay

Follow up with teachers about letters of recommendation

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!

College Timeline (12th grade)

September

 Make appointment with counselor in mid-September to review college list

Create a Common Application account and start completing

Be mindful of deadlines (early action, early decision, priority, regular, rolling, etc.)

Personally ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation letter and add request to Naviance-Family Connection (under “Colleges I’m Applying to” tab) NO later than October 1

Attend college mini-fairs at MHS

Register for November SAT plus essay (if applicable)

Continue to visit college campuses and interview with admissions representatives

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Take ACT plus writing (if applicable)

List colleges that you are applying to in Naviance-Family Connection

Attend Mahopac University Night

October

Complete FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

Take SAT plus essay (if applicable)

Attend college fairs in the area and college mini fairs at MHS

Continue working on college applications.  Ask an English teacher to review college essay.

Request teacher letter of recommendation by 10/1

Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges from your College Board and/or ACT account

Visit colleges; schedule an overnight visit (if applicable)

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

List colleges that you are applying to in Naviance-Family Connection

November

Take SAT (if applicable)

Submit your college applications

Attend college mini-fairs at MHS

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Notify house secretary if college is requesting 1st quarter grades

Confirm college applications, types and deadlines with your house secretary

December

Visit colleges; schedule an overnight visit (if applicable)

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Enter in Naviance any updates on college decisions and acceptances

Confirm college applications, types and deadlines with your house secretary

January

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Enter in Naviance any updates on college decisions and acceptances

Confirm college applications, types and deadlines with your house secretary

February

Visit colleges; schedule an overnight visit to help compare colleges and make a final decision

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Enter in Naviance any updates on college decisions and acceptances

Confirm college applications, types and deadlines with your house secretary

March

Visit colleges; schedule an overnight visit to help compare colleges and make a final decision

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Enter in Naviance any updates on college decisions and acceptances

Complete ACCES-VR (for students with IEP/504)

April

Compare college acceptances and financial aid offers

Complete Senior Survey in Naviance-Family Connection as you hear back from colleges

Make final decision to which school you will attend and enter final choice in Naviance-Family Connection in “College I’m Attending”

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

May

Complete Senior Survey in Naviance-Family Connection

Enter final choice in Naviance-Family Connection in “College I’m Attending”

Research scholarship opportunities and check Naviance Family-Connection Scholarship List

Turn in Service Learning hours and reflection form to your house secretary by May 1st

June

Complete Senior Survey in Naviance-Family Connection

GRADUATION!!!

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