High School » Seniors


No Senioritis! Maintain strong grades in your classes as some colleges will ask to see first “quarter” grades, and many will ask to see first semester grades.

Continue to participate in and lead your activities; any achievements Senior year can be included in your college applications.

  • Meet with Ms. Levy to review your college list, applications and essays.
  • Continue college visits in the Fall to narrow down your list.
  • Attend Senior College Night.
  • Attend college visits at AJA and local college fairs.
  • Begin your Common Application, Coalition Application, or school specific applications.
  • Work on your Personal Statement for your Common Application and supplement essays for each college.
  • Work on your Activities section and resume, if needed.
  • Pay attention to deadlines for requesting transcripts, sending standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation.
  • Request letters of recommendation and transcripts through Naviance.
  • Match your Common Application and Naviance accounts.
  • Fill out necessary financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS Profile). The earlier, the better!
  • Fill out any additional merit scholarship applications.
  • If you apply Early Decision to a school and you are accepted on December 15, you must rescind (withdraw) all other applications.
  • For regular decision applications, you should receive decisions by April 1.
  • May 1 is the Universal Reply Date: you must select your college and place an enrollment deposit - you can only deposit on one school.
  • Secure housing with any necessary deposits.
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