Awaiting Decisions

UnknownSeniors, your applications have all been submitted and you’re almost done. While you await decisions there’s still work to be done. Continue to take an active role in your application process.

Check your inbox:

  • As your admissions decisions are released, get a head start and begin re-examining and revisiting your choices. Look back on brochures you collected, notes you took and revisit websites and books and possibly revisiting campuses to get a fresh look.
  • FAFSA: You should have received your Student Aid Report (SAR). Look it over for accuracy and respond to any requests for any additional information as soon as possible.  If you’ve completed the CSS/Profile and TAP applications, pay attention to any requests for additional information in your inbox.
  • Scholarship opportunities: If you applied for any scholarships, be on the look out for responses or requests for any follow-up actions on your part.
  • The schools you’ve applied to may be reaching out to let you know about special programs and events. Get a better picture of the school by investigating any links they send you.

Continue to search for scholarships

Scholarships have varying deadlines throughout the year so continue to search and apply for opportunities. There may be money out there still to help fund your college education.

Keep up your grades

Remember colleges may still request your grades so don’t let senioritis get the better of you. Your admission and financial aid offers are contingent on maintaining your academic standing.

Demonstrate your interest

Continue to make Admissions reps aware of any new positive developments relevant to your candidacy. If you’ve received any special attention or recognition, you should reach out to let them know about it. For example, if you’ve won an award or contest or have had your work published, take pride and share your good news with your Admissions rep. Athletic, artistic, and musical accomplishments should also be shared.

Informing Admissions of your achievements could have a positive impact on your application. Be mindful in sharing only significant and meaningful accomplishments that you feel supplement your application in a positive way.

Add to your list

Reexamine your list— if you’ve had a change of heart about the schools you’ve applied to there’s still time to apply to schools with both rolling and late admissions deadlines. Check with your guidance counselor for a list of schools still accepting applications.

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