Select your top three college choices.
Meet with your guidance counselor to review your records.
Begin your applications on ApplyTexas.org.
Check college catalogs for deadline dates for applications for admissions, housing, financial aid, required entrance
exams (ACT/SAT), and acceptable financial aid form (FFS or FAFSA).
Re-register for the SAT and ACT if needed.
Schedule college tours.
Pick up all recommendation letters.
Make sure you have the meningitis shot (can't attend college without it).
Get a copy of shot records from the school nurse to Mrs. Gardner.
Complete and submit all early deadline college applications.
Retake SAT/ACT if needed.
Attend Financial Aid Night and PIN Night.
Continue to study hard because your GPA still counts until the end of your fifth six weeks.
Complete college applications for admissions.
All college applications must be submitted by December 15th.
Attend local scholarship information night.
Local scholarship packets are handed out. Deadlines are critical.
You and your parents begin gathering financial information in preparation for filling out the FAFSA.
Be ready with income tax returns for FAFSA night. Howard College will be in Junction to help you
submit your FAFSA. (must have income tax returns).
Local scholarships are due.
Make a commitment to your college and begin housing applications and parking permits.
Notify your guidance counselor of your final college choice and whether you have been awarded any scholarships
(academic, athletic, artistic, dramatic, musical, and financial aid).
Request that a final transcript be sent to the college of your choice.
Request a Howard College transcript if you took dual credit classes at JHS.
Turn in all complete college addresses to Mrs. Gardner so final transcripts can be mailed. Make sure you have also
given the high school counselor your shot records.