Wrap It Up


Seniors, while you’re waiting to hear back about your applications think about the following: 

  1. Are your financial aid documents complete? If you’ve submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure it’s correct and respond to any requests for any additional information immediately. If you’ve finished the CSS/Profile and/or any state applications pay attention to any requests for additional information in your inbox. If you haven’t worked on these forms yet, submit them as soon as possible. Don’t delay because aid is handed out on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Have you searched for scholarship opportunities? There are so many resources to use to research scholarships. Scholarships have different deadlines, so continue to search and apply. There may be money out there to help fund your college education.
  3. Are you focused on your schoolwork?  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 grades.
  4. Do you check your inbox regularly? The schools you’ve already been admitted to may be reaching out to let you know about special programs and events for accepted students. Look into any opportunities they send you. If you applied for any scholarships, be on the look out for responses or requests for any follow-up actions on your part.
  5. Do you have any news to share with Admissions reps?  Be mindful in sharing only significant and meaningful accomplishments that you feel supplement your application in a positive way. If you’ve received any recognition, you should reach out to let them know. 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.
  6. Are there any additional schools to which you’d like to apply? 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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