HS College Planning Tip: week of Jan 04

HS College Planning Tip: week of Jan 04


Start the New Year by Completing a
Checklist On Prior Tasks

Use January to ready yourself with options to pay for college.

But first, review this checklist for items that should be completed at this time in your college planning process.

Many schools have January deadlines
for college admissions.

Make sure you send a completed application with transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation:
jump to our application submission list: see september

Contact the admissions office of the college(s) to which you have applied to make sure that your information has been received and that they have everything they need from you.

For those who did early submission:
Early admission notices should be received by early January. If no, contact your school to ask when early admission notices will be sent. Make sure you reply to any school request.

If you are accepted, you must notify the college of your decision to attend (with the required deposit money) by mid-January. Watch the deadlines.

If you are taking any college entrance exams,
check your dates:
see test information in the September plan

Are you searching for scholarship money:

over $24.3 billion
worth of scholarships and grants in one location

Beware of potential scholarship scams. A general rule to follow is, "if they request money from you in order to get money", they are likely a scam:

Information on detecting scholarship scams:
see our scholarship module

Men 18 years or older
must be registered for Selective Service to receive federal financial aid.

You can register online:

Next Week
we begin our discussion about the financial aid process. Stay tuned.



More information available:


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