12th Grade: Application Timeline

SEPTEMBER/AUGUST:

*Attend College lunches and workshops.

*Register for October and November SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests and ACT Test.

*Register and take ACT Test September 9th.

*Early Decision/Early Action candidates should begin completing applications.

*Write to colleges from which you have not received information.

OCTOBER:

*Early Decision/Early Action candidate applications should be underway.

*Continue to meeting with your counsellor regarding the application process.

*Request letters of recommendation from grade 12 teachers.

*Oxford/Cambridge UCAS deadline Oct.15 (Due at UCAS!)

*October 7th SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests.

*October 28th ACT Test.

*Register for November and December SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests.

*Talk with university representatives that visit the area.

*Take advantage of “application afternoons” (3-4 p.m.)

*Decide on date for TOEFL/IELTS and register accordingly.

NOVEMBER:

*Register for December SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests and ACT Tests.

*November 4th- SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests.

*Take advantage of “application afternoons” (3-4 p.m.)

*COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS.

*Take advantage of visiting university representatives.

*Take the TOEFL/IELTS.

DECEMBER:

*Dec. 2nd- SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests.

*Dec.9th- ACT Test.

*Take advantage of “application afternoons”.

*Finish university applications.

*Make a copy of each application for your records!

*It is a good idea to use December as the deadline for the UCAS applications.

JANUARY:

*January 15th UCAS Deadline (actual).

*File FAFSA&CCS, if financial aid is needed for universities in the United States.

*Send additional Report Forms to College Entrance Examination Board (SAT), ETS (TOEFL) or ACT if test scores have not been received by colleges.

*Rolling admission candidates notified.

*Mid-year reports will be sent via Naviance, Common App or mail by the counselling office.

*If universities have not notified you that all application materials have been received, write to them for verification.

FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL:

*If materials are reported missing , please DO NOT PANIC, the counselling office will send it again!

*Notification of university acceptances and rejections arrive.  Inform your counsellor immediately regarding each decision.  Please bring acceptance letter.

*Communicate with your colleges if you are worried about the applications being complete!

*Request extension of Candidates Reply Date, only if necessary.  Do not assume your request has been granted until you receive a new deadline date in writing.

*And unfortunately WAIT!!!!

MAY:

*May 1st- U.S. Standard date for initial deposit for your chosen university!  Don’t miss this date!  You can lose your place at the university!

*Continue to keep a file/record/portfolio of your achievements.

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