• YEARLY TO DO LIST
     

    FRESHMAN YEAR

    • Use your planner to record important test and homework dates and club meetings.
    • Check with your high school counselor to learn how your school determines grade point average and class rank.
    • Listen for announcements and watch for postings of club and organization meetings that you plan to join or participate in.
    • Get involved in a community service cause where you can donate some of your time and talents. There are many good causes that could use your help.
    • Write down your community service activities so they are easy to find your senior year when you are doing college applications and scholarship applications.
    • Start planning for college, explore schools when you travel

     
    SOPHOMORE YEAR

    • Use your planner to record important test and homework dates and club meetings.
    • Listen for announcements and watch for postings of club and organization meetings
    • That you plan to join or participate in.
    • Get involved in a club or student council.  Your participation in community service is very important and a must have on your college application.  There are many good causes that could use your help.
    • Schedule some time to start reviewing for the PSAT and PLAN which will be administered in October at your high school.
    • Schedule time with me to review your high school plan and to make changes in your 4 year plan to make sure you are on track for college.  The more active you are in planning your future the more information you will have to help you make decisions.

     

    JUNIOR YEAR

    ·         Purchase an organizer to record important schoolwork dates and club meetings. Remember you'll
                need to keep track of all activities for your senior resume.

     ·        Work with your counselor to map out your classes.  Grades are important, but rigor is the key, so don't
                shoot for the easy A, take classes that will prepare you for your future.  
     
    ·        Read books, newspapers, magazines, blogs - chose what engages you and remember to look up 
                words you don't know, you are building your life's vocabulary.  

    ·         Listen for announcements and watch for postings of club and organization meetings in which you
                 plan to participate.

    ·        Get involved in activities, follow your passion, more is not better if your heart isn't in it.   Depth in a
                club or group is more important than having a lot of shallow activities. 
     
    ·         Listen for announcements, watch the bulletin boards, and talk to your high school counselor to
                find out when college representatives will be visiting your high school campus.

    ·         Look for announcements for college fairs or college nights at your school or at neighboring
                 schools.

    ·         Schedule some time to start reviewing for the PSAT which will be administered in October at
                 school.

    ·         Sign up to take the ACT and/or SAT at the end of your junior year.  If you are going to apply using
                 the top 10% early admission dates you need to take the ACT and/or SAT earlier in your junior
                  year.

    ·         January- meet with counselor regarding senior year

    ·         Start making a list of schools that interest you and visit them over the summer

     

     SENIOR YEAR

    ·         Give teachers,  club sponsors, coaches , and other adults any recommendation forms necessary
                for college applications. Don't forget to attach a resume.

    ·         Start writing your college and scholarship application essays. Find someone to proof them for you.

    ·         Start first drafts of college and scholarship applications.

    ·         If you are an athlete and you are considering playing a sport at the collegiate level,
                Login to www.NCAAClearinghouse.com and set up your profile. 

    ·         Order transcripts as necessary.  www.gvisd.org   click on order a transcript

    ·         Spend some time on weekends looking over practice test materials.

    ·         Meet with counselor for final review of academics

    ·         November early decision deadlines

    ·         January FASFA

    ·         January - request 7th semester transcript be sent

    ·        Evaluate FAFSA - SAR approve or make corrections

    ·         February 1st -Local Scholarship  Applications are available.  Due Friday before Spring Break Talbot,
                Band, Choir, Athletic, FFA, and all other local applications.

    ·         May- request transcript be sent to Hill College to close out concurrent credit courses

    ·         May - request final transcript be sent to the college you are attending in the Fall

    ·         May - Send request to Hill College for college transcript to be sent to the college you are
                attending in the Fall 

    ·        June - request transcript be sent to Hill College to close out concurrent credit courses

    ·         June - request final transcript be sent to the college you are attending in the Fall

    ·         July - Send request to Hill College for college transcript to be sent to the college you are attending
                in the Fall.