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  • Senior interviews with counselor will begin the second week of school and run through September.
  • Register for the SAT/ACT October test date for any senior still attempting to improve scores.
  • Start a folder of college material received.
  • Regular deadline for October SAT is September 7. Deadline for October ACT is September 28. Attend senior meeting on Friday, September 14 during period 3. SAVE all handouts!
  • Senior order day with Herff Jones (announcements, rings, gear) September 20th.
  • Meet with college/military reps as they are in the building.
  • Begin to sort through college literature, develop a plan for college visits in upcoming weeks. Turn in requests for pre-arranged absence to attendance office.
  • Begin making college campus visits (allowed 1 excused college day absence per semester your senior year. pdf Pick up forms in counseling office or download and print here ). Forms due back one week before visit.
  • Listen to morning announcements for scholarship information. Visit Available Scholarships on the counseling page of the BNL website, and check it regularly.
  • Use free online practice tests and tutorials for the SAT and ACT.
  • Create personal summary of extra-curricular activities, awards, and community involvement for college applications and scholarships.
  •   pdf Complete senior questionnaire , and have pdf parents complete the parent questionnaire . This will be used when writing recommendations.
  • Ask several teachers who know you well for letters of reference.
  • Take or re-take the SAT on October 6, if necessary, to get or improve scores. ACT is offered in Bloomington October 27.
  • Regular deadline for November SAT is October 5.
  • Parents and students attend meeting on October 1 at 6:00pm (PAC) for information and distribution of the FAFSA. This is used to determine your federal and state aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. All college-bound students should apply. The FAFSA must be completed yearly (KEEP A COPY). You can apply online at
  • FAFSA may be submitted beginning October 1.
  • Continue to meet with college reps as they are in the building.
  • Wrap up college visits.
  • Send in college applications! Apply to your top 3-5 colleges. This should be done by late October as some schools have a November 1st deadline.
  • Search for scholarships on your own. is an excellent resource for national scholarships online.
  • Continue to check scholarship list in counseling for updates.
  • Regular deadline for December SAT at BNL is November 2.
  • If a student has any thoughts of attending college, admissions applications need to be submitted to the College / University no later than Thanksgiving!
  • Continue to check scholarship list in counseling for updates and upcoming deadlines.
  • Students will begin to hear from colleges regarding acceptance.
  • SAT at BNL December 1.
  • December 7, class ring delivery.
  • Check credits for graduation; make any adjustments to second semester schedule during first week following Christmas break; get enrolled in online classes or correspondence classes if necessary.
  • At this point, students should have acceptance or denial letters from colleges. Narrow your decision to the top few schools. The focus of second semester is now on securing the finances for college.
  • Apply for North Lawrence Foundation Scholarships. There are over 180 local and private scholarships for North Lawrence students. Application deadline will be mid-January. You must be accepted to a college to apply.
  • Start a scholarship folder; include at least two letters of recommendation, and extra wallet-size senior pictures.
  • Inquire about housing applications and financial aid applications at the schools you are considering. Some schools do this as part of the admissions application. Return these to the universities in early February (can also be done late January).
  • FAFSA must be completed and received by the state no later than March 10th.
  • Attend College Goal Sunday at Ivy Tech Bloomington in February. Exact date TBA.
  • DEADLINE! LAST DAY FOR COMPLETED FAFSA MARCH 10th!! (this takes several days to complete, so DO NOT WAIT until the last day to begin!)
  • Continue to monitor scholarship opportunities in counseling, as well as on the internet. Pay attention to scholarship deadlines, as many are in March.
  • If planning to work, put together a resume of skills, awards, community involvement, etc. Talk with counselor about applying and interviewing for jobs.
  • Scholarship search winds down.
  • April 18th, senior announcement delivery day.
  • North Lawrence Scholarship Awards Night. Anyone receiving a scholarship will be required to attend.
  • Make final decision about which college you will attend! Contact other schools you were considering to decline admission. Send deposit if required (and you haven’t already done so), get information on freshman orientation, and registration for classes.
  • Parents will receive SAR report for the federal government regarding financial aid.
  • Colleges/Universities will also send Financial Aid Notification report.
  • Tuesday May 14, cap and gown delivery.
  • Graduation! Friday – May 24, 2019.
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