COLLEGE CHECKLIST FOR SENIORS
______ Create an account on www.gacollege411.org
Use this website to do research on careers, college majors, and colleges.
______ Create your resume.
You can use the resume builder tab on GAcollege411.org.
______ Register for and take SAT / ACT
______ College Applications for Early Action or regular decision—you decide.
Check application deadlines on the college websites.
______ Counselor evaluation forms or secondary school reports
Complete your portion of this form and print out a hard copy of it to give to
your counselor. Attach a note with the name and address of the college
and the deadline date. Give your counselor 2 weeks to complete this
Check to see if you need to write an essay as part of your college
application. Save any essays you write; you may be able to use them again.
______ Letters of recommendation
Check to see if you need letters of recommendation. Give
teacher/counselor 2 weeks turn-around time & provide them with a copy of
Send official transcripts to colleges. Request forms available in the
guidance office, to be turned into Mrs. Ansley
______ HOPE Scholarship application
Go to your GAcollege411.org account to complete this.
______ FAFSA (federal financial aid application)
Complete this after parent income tax returns are done--late January of your
______ Financial aid and Scholarship
______ Housing applications are completed as soon as you’re accepted to a
college and let them know that you’re going to attend. Apply right away
because housing is assigned on a first come--first served basis.
______ College course registration usually takes place when you attend the
orientation session prior to your first semester of college.
Are you a student with a disability?
______ Contact the office of students with disabilities at your college for guidance