• Send handwritten thank you notes to teachers who wrote recommendations.The questionnaire
  • Financial Aid Forms mailed by parents. These forms are available through the College Financial Aid Office and online (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or http://profileonline.collegeboard.com).
  • Be sure to also send school-specific financial aid forms.
  • Last chance for the SAT or SAT Subject tests.
  • Midyear reports, including first semester grades, mailed to colleges.
  • College decisions begin to be mailed.


  • During break, visit colleges you’ve been accepted to.


  • Notification by most colleges.
  • Spring break is the last chance to visit colleges before you’ll have to choose.


  • Notification by all colleges not already heard from.
  • Review and compare financial aid offers and call the colleges if you have concerns.
  • If you are wait-listed to a school you still want to attend: follow up with a letter and additional recommendations and schedule a visit, if possible.


  • Common Reply Date for seniors is May 1. A deposit is usually required.
  • If you plan to defer admission, send a letter requesting a deferral. Be sure to inquire about the college’s deferral policy first.
  • Take AP exams.
  • Log in to Family Connection and take the Graduation Survey

June and July

  • Final transcripts mailed to colleges students plan to attend.
  • Final transcripts sent to NCAA, if applicable.
  • AP Exam scores sent to colleges

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