Welcome to Senior Year!
- Attend BHS College application bootcamp
- Get off to a good start academically
- Continue to work with counselor and parents to implement post-secondary plans
- List colleges you are considering on Naviance.
- Create an account at commonapp.org if using the Common Application
- Register early for fall SAT I and/or SAT Subject test, ACT
- If English is not your first language, you may need to register for the TOEFL. Check with colleges
- Ask teachers for recommendations, get them any materials they require, and let them know your earliest deadline
- Consider carefully your responsibilities if applying for Early Decision or Early Action and, if so, let your counselor know by the end of the month
- Senior GPAs updated to include final grades from junior year [usually completed the 3rd week of September]
- Burlington High School Profile is completed and updated on the BHS Guidance Blog [this includes the GPA Profile]
- Attend the College Fair, if needed
- Register for a November/December SAT, ACT or SAT subject test, if required
- Plan college visits and interviews
- Attend BHS college rep. visits
- Polish your college essay – have it proofread!
- If colleges require the CSS/Profile for financial aid, fill out and submit
- If applying Early Decision/Early Action, prepare applications for November 1 deadline
- Submit transcript requests [ colored slips ] to counselor.
- Begin to check Naviance once every week or two for newly posted scholarships
- First quarter grades will be added to senior transcripts by Nov. 15. Guidance will automatically send an updated transcript for students who applied with a Nov. 1 deadline.
- Send Early Decision or Early Action for November 15 or December 1 deadlines.
- Stay in contact with your counselor for deadlines. Check in often
- Pay $10 transcript processing fee to Guidance Department
- Review and submit all applications and essays to colleges with Dec. 15 & Jan. 1 deadlines
- If applying for Jan. 1, materials must be to Guidance two weeks before vacation
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
- Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Class Essayist are determined using the first semester grades and final grades from grades 9, 10 and 11
- Send out final Regular Decision applications
- Attend BHS Financial Aid Night [ January ]
- File the FAFSA [ Free Application for Federal Student Aid ] after Jan. 1.
-Start applying for scholarships on Scholarship America website
- Continue to get great grades. All colleges will request mid-year transcripts
- As you turn 18, remember to register with Selective Service. It is tied to your financial aid
- Continue to check Naviance and Scholarship for America for scholarships and start applying
- As you begin to hear back from colleges, indicate your admission status on Naviance
- Attend “admitted students” events at college(s) you’ve been accepted to
APRIL - MAY
- Speak with parents/guardians and counselor about your college decision
- Pay deposits to college by May 1 due date
- Take AP exams
- Apply for the Koplik Scholarship if you qualify and are attending a Mass. public university
- Complete Graduation Survey on Naviance
- Complete Senior Sign-Outs, returning all required materials and paying all fees
- Once grades are finalized, we automatically send your transcript to the college you indicated you are attending on your Graduation Survey