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Hebron - September 20, 2006

Counselor’s Corner


By
Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
Hebron & New Salem High Schools

Timeline for Seniors

I have compiled both a list of important dates as well as a timeline to assist seniors and their parents in their planning. Please add additional items to your list.

Important Dates & Events
September 21, 2006 College Career Fair at Dickinson State University
October 28, 2006 ACT Test Date
December 17, 2006 Financial Aid Night – ITV Room
December 9, 2006 ACT Test Date
February 10, 2007 ACT Test Date
February 1, 2007 have IRS forms completed for a chance at state grants
February 15, 2007 submit FAFSA forms for a chance at state grants
April 14, 2007 ACT Test Date
May 20, 2007 High School Graduation!
June 9, 2007 ACT Test Date


Monthly Timeline For Seniors

Here are some recommendations and a timeline I have compiled to assist seniors and their parents in planning. Please add additional items to the list.

September – October
Check that you have all the credits needed for graduation
Register for any correspondence courses needed
Attend College Career Fair Day
Apply for college admission
Apply for college scholarships through your college
Apply for residence hall admission
Take the ACT – unless already taken
Update your Career Planning Portfolio
Create or update your resume
Campus visit during NDEA Instructional Conference
Job Shadow during NDEA Instructional Conference
Take a CLEP Test for college credit
Check for scholarships @ http://www.Fastweb.com
Check Dr. Becker’s College Scholarship Lists

November – December
Attend Financial Aid Night – December 17th
(This is for both parents & seniors)
Take the ACT – unless already taken
Campus visit
Job shadow
Check for confirmation on college admission
Some colleges begin to award scholarships
Check for scholarships @ http://www.Fastweb.com
Check Dr. Becker’s College Scholarship Lists

January – February
Apply for federal student aid (FAFSA)
Transcript review of classes needed to graduate
Transcript review of class rank and GPA
Apply to college – if not already done
Take the ACT – to improve your score
Campus visit
Job shadow
Check for scholarships @ http://www.Fastweb.com
Check Dr. Becker’s College Scholarship Lists

March – April
Complete and mail the FAFSA if not already done
Update your Career Planning Portfolio
Update your resume
Take the ACT - to improve your score
Check for scholarships @ http://www.Fastweb.com
Check Dr. Becker’s College Scholarship Lists

May – June
Receive Financial Aid Package from colleges
Last chance to take the ACT to improve your score
Check for scholarships @ http://www.Fastweb.com
Check Dr. Becker’s College Scholarship Lists
Graduate!

I hope that this year’s seniors continue to plan their futures wisely. By utilizing your available resources such as parents, teachers, counselors, college instructors, and of course friends, your goals can be achieved. Have a great year!

For more information on career information and links, please see my Career Planning website at http://www.cplanning.org. If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at Hebron High School at 878-4442, at New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!