Meet with your Counselor to review your final College list.
Review your final College list with your family. Make sure you are all on the same page, having discussed everything involved with attendance.
Attend your senior conference and check your transcript for accuracy.
Check NAVIANCE for the schedule of admission representatives visiting PVHS and sign up for Colleges of interest. If you cannot attend a specific visit, fill out an interest card in the College & Career Center for the College representative.
Begin to fill out and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Attend FAFSA Night sponsored by the CCC if you need assistance filling out the form.
Start or continue your search for scholarships. Check the scholarship list on NAVIANCE for community scholarships weekly as it changes with new additions. Stop in the CCC for questions and access to Scholarship books.
Talk to your counselor or the CCC about qualifications and applications for a Cal Grant (financial aid).
Send in your mid-year reports including your seventh semester transcript, if needed.
Check to make sure all applications were received (email receipts) and don't panic!
February - March
Decisions (rolling admission offers) begin to arrive!
Keep up your grades! You will need to submit your final grades to the College of your choice. Colleges can rescind your admission if you do not maintain your grade point average.
If there are changes in your academic courses or extra curricular program since your initial application, you must notify your Colleges.
Stay on top of financial aid deadlines. FAFSA is due in March.
Check your email for communications from Colleges, especially those regarding incomplete applications or missing information. Respond quickly to any requests.
April 1 acceptances arrive! Analyze your acceptances and financial aid packages carefully to determine what is the best match for you.
Decisions and deposits are due by May 1 to the College of your choice. Follow the instructions on your acceptance letter. Note any special procedures for housing.
Notify Colleges you are turning down of your decision.
Don't be late.
May 1st is the deadline to notify the College of your choice.
Order your final high school transcript to be sent to the College of your choice. Read procedures for ordering your transcript.