February College Bound Junior and Senior Planning Checklist

February College Bound Junior and Senior Planning Checklist

Tutoring Excellence is here to help your teen get college or career ready. Whether it is taking the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, or getting help with the College Application process: we are here to help!  Remember, that when coming off winter break there is a lot of items Junior and Seniors need to focus on.


  1. College application deadlines – Make sure you do not miss one of these deadlines.
  2. Colleges which had applications due in January will start sending out acceptance letters and financial aid offers. Make sure you review your acceptance letters, compare financial aid packages for each school, and try to visit your final choices.
  3. Keep your grades up. Colleges will want to see your second semester transcript and can request it even after acceptances are issued.
  4. May 1st is typically the date when colleges require a student commitment and is when a deposit is due. Also, make sure you notify your college counselor if you will or will not be attending their college.
  5. Request from your high school a final transcript and have it sent to your college of choice.
  6. If you are wait-listed by a college you should visit, call, and write the admission office to demonstrate your interest in attending. Inquire with admissions about how you can strengthen your application.


  1. Work with your high school counselor to establish your senior schedule. Do you need to enroll in the most challenging courses or can you do a mixture of challenging and easier classes?
  2. Register for the SAT and/or ACT. Plan on taking multiple tests to utilize the super score option. Also, review your algebra and basic English rules and parts of speech to prep.
  3. Take the time to explore concurrent enrolment vs. AP classes to see which one is right for you.
  4. Explore summer college opportunities on college campuses. This is a great way to find out what college life is all about.
  5. FISA – have your parents fill out this government report for financial aid.

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