Senior News


The following is a checklist for seniors planning to graduate and continue on to higher education.  A copy of this checklist is downloadable in MS Word format through the following link:

Senior Year Checklist


August – September

____Plan for college admissions: meet with admissions representatives

____ Secure letters of recommendations

____ Create a resume

____ Work on application essays

____ Narrow down your college choices to at least 4 schools

____ Attend Senior Parent Night at WF – Sept. 21st

____ Attend Financial Aid Night at WF – October 1st

____Set up a calendar for the year that includes test dates, application deadlines, scholarship deadlines, interviews, meetings, etc.



_____ Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID -

_____Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 every year you plan to attend college at

____Find out if you your college requires you to complete additional financial aid applications and make note of any specific deadlines.

____ Sign up to take the SAT test at

____ Sign up to take the ACT test at

____Contact Mr. Allgood in Main Guidance to request form for a fee waiver


November – December 

___ Complete and submit your college applications

___If the college that you are applying to requires your counselor to complete a separate counselor/secondary school report form, you must send the form to your counselor before you submit your application.

___ Request your transcript be sent to the schools you have applied through parchment website (

___ Add the schools you have applied to your SAT and ACT account so they are able to receive your scores. 



January – May

___ Be on the lookout for acceptance letters and financial aid award letters

___Compare award letters to determine whether awarded financial aid and family resources cover college costs.

___Apply for additional financing if needed

___Select your college and mail in your tuition deposit by the deadline to secure your admission.

___Register for summer orientation at the school you’ve selected

___ June 11th- Celebrate your high school graduation with family and friends

___Prepare for college by creating a checklist of things you need and tasks to complete


June – July

___ Be on the lookout for your college bills, and make sure costs are covered by financial aid and family resources; double check to make sure you have the money you need to cover college expenses. 

___ Request that your final transcript be sent to the college you will be attending

___ Request that your Virginia Western transcript is sent to the college you will be attending.