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COLLEGE AND FUTURE PLANNING CALENDAR


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Applications
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Research
Tests
Tests
Visits
Visits (off campus)

Sophomore Year
 Spring Semester
 
Meetings
Consult with your guidance counselor for advice on class choices appropriate for your future plans.
 
Research
Acquaint yourself with the many resources available in the CCC such as:
 
•  Computer program for college search, major and career information 
 
•   Maps and information for summer college visits
 
•   Guide book, etc.
 
Research
Investigate majors and careers during your group sessions in the CCC.
  
Junior Year
 During First Semester
 
Meetings

College representatives visit the CCC throughout the fall. These sessions are open to all juniors and seniors. Students must sign up in advance on Naviance. The date and time of each college visit is posted throughout WHS and on Naviance. This listing is updated frequently.

 
Visits

Attend local College Fairs held around the area. The biggest one is at the Danbury Mall in mid October.

 
Tests
Sign up for the PSAT review course sponsored by the PTO, given at Weston high School, in the beginning of October.
 
Tests
Register and take the PSAT test mid October at WHS.
 
Tests

PSAT results are returned in December. Review the results with your guidance counselor

 
Visits
Plan to visit colleges as your schedule permits.
 
Tests
Plan your Junior/Senior Test taking calendar. Review course registration and test dates for SAT I, SAT II and ACT found in the CCC. Remember the best way to register is on-line.
 
Tests
Register for January SAT or February ACT during December. Note: We have not listed all of the possible dates to take these tests throughout this calendar. The choice to take a specific test is a highly individual decision. SAT/ACT testing is most commonly completed January through June of your junior year and September through December of your senior year.
 
Meetings
Attend "Student and Parents Early College Planning Night" held in the WHS Auditorium.
 January
 
Meetings

Parents should attend the evening program at WHS on "Financing a College Education".

 
Tests
Take SAT if registered.
 
Visits
Plan your winter break college visits. If possible, try to take the organized tour and information session. Some schools require reservations, so make sure you call in advance. Remember to pick up appropriate materials (view book, applications, etc) when visiting a school.
 February
 
Meetings

Attend "Student and Parents Early College Planning Night" held in the WHS Auditorium.

 
Tests
Register for SAT review course sponsored by the PTO held at WHS in April.
 
Meetings
Individual appointments may be made by juniors/parents to come to the CCC and explore colleges or other post graduate options.
 
Tests
Take ACT if registered.
 
Tests
Register for March SAT I. SAT II is not offered in March.
 
Tests
Register for April ACT.
 
Visits
Visit colleges during winter break.
 
Meetings
Schedule courses for senior year with emphasis on a challenging senior schedule. Consult with your guidance counselor.
 March
 
Research
Check the Summer Opportunities/Programs in the CCC.
 
Tests
Register for May SAT.
 
Visits
Start planning college visits for Spring Vacation.
 April
 
Visits
National College Fair is held at the Hartford Expo Center.
 
Meetings
Attend Junior Group Session in CCC to discuss future plans.
 
Tests
Take SAT/ACT if registered.
 
Visits
Visit colleges.
 
Applications
Prepare preliminary application to the Military Service Academies.
 
Tests
Register for June SAT.
 May/June
 
Tests
Take the A.P. test if qualified and registered.
 
Tests
Register for June ACT.
 
Tests
Take SAT/ACT if registered.
 
Applications
Request letters of recommendation from two teachers.
 
Visits
Plan your summer college visits.
 July/August
 
Tests
Register for September ACT.(Not given in CT check listings)
 
Important!
Read to improve verbal skills for SAT/ACT.
 
Research
Review college information.
 
Visits
Visit colleges to get a feel for campus styles (Keep notes about colleges visited).
 
Research
Begin to narrow college list with parents and counselor.
 
Visits
Plan fall college visits and schedule interviews (if required/recommended).
 
Applications
Start brainstorming ideas for college essay; check individual essay topics on college applications, see sample topic in this planning guide.
 
Applications
Athletes planning on playing a varsity sport in college need to obtain the NCAA Application from the WHS Registrar or on-line.
 
Senior Year: DEADLINES ARE IMPORTANT! Keep a list of all your college application deadlines, as well as the WHS mailing deadlines for completed applications. (The WHS Registrar includes the WHS mailing deadline list together with the parental release of records form in the senior packet. The senior packet is handed out the first week of school).
 September/October/November

 

 
Visits
Students may meet with college representatives in the CCC; check the College Visit Schedule frequently on Naviance, and sign up for any visits you plan on attending. Visit colleges, have interviews, if required, and file applications.
 September
 
Applications
Request letters of recommendation from two teachers.
 
Tests
Register for October SAT/ACT and November SAT.
 
Applications
Check out scholarships in CCC.
 
Visits
Visit colleges.
 
Applications
Begin writing a college application personal essay.
 
Applications
Consider working on applications to schools that have "rolling" admissions. It is best to get these in as early as possible.
 
Research
Finalize Early Decision/Early Action plans.
 
Research
Continue to narrow your list of prospective school choices.
 
Visits
Check CCC Bulletin Board and Naviance for dates of college representatives visits to WHS.
 
Meetings
Make an appointment with your guidance counselor to review the progress you have made regarding your college and future plans.
 October
 
Meetings
Check CCC Bulletin Board and Naviance for dates of college representatives visits to WHS.
 
Applications
Finalize Early Decision/Early Action plans, complete application and request test scores to be forwarded to the college.
 
Tests
Take October SAT/ACT if registered.
 
Tests
Register for December SAT.
 
Visits
Attend local College Fairs the largest one is at the Danbury Mall.
 
Visits
Visit colleges.
 
Applications
Work on College Applications and the essay for regular decision.
 
Applications
CSS Profile (financial aid form discussed in "Ways to Fund Your College Education"); complete this form for certain colleges.
 
Research
Check out scholarships in the CCC.
 November
 
Meetings
Check CCC Bulletin Board and Naviance for dates of college representatives visits to WHS.
 
Visits
Visit colleges.
 
Tests
Register for December ACT.
 
Tests
Take November SAT.
 
Applications

Early Decision/Early Action applications are due; deadlines vary, so check each school.

 
Important!
IMPORTANT: Remember that first quarter grades are sent by students' special request only.
 
Applications
Finalize your college list; continue to work on the applications and essay.
 December
 
Applications
FAFSA financial aid forms available online and in CCC.
 
Tests
Register for January SAT.
 
Tests
Take the December SAT/ACT.
 
Applications
Note the deadlines on WHS mailing calendar for timely submission of college applications, especially colleges with early January deadline.
 
Important!
Notification of Early Decision/Early Action candidates. Notify the WHS Registrar of the decision.
 January
 
Applications
FAFSA must be submitted after January 1.
 
Tests
Take the January SAT.
 
Meetings
Parents should attend the evening program at WHS on "Financing a College Education".
 
Applications
Note the deadlines on WHS mailing calendar for timely submission of college applications.
 February
 
Important!
Mid-year semester grade reports automatically sent by the guidance office to all colleges to which students have applied.
 
Important!
Don't fall into a "SENIOR SLUMP!".
 
Applications
Note the deadlines on WHS mailing calendar for timely submission of college applications.
 March/April
 
Important!
Notification of acceptance and financial aid.
 
Important!
Please inform the Registrar immediately of all notifications received.
 
Visits

Re-visit colleges offering admission in order to finalize your decision.

 
Important!
Inform Registrar of post high school plans.
 May
 
Important!
Notify the School you plan to attend by May 1.
 
Important!
Notify by letter those colleges you do not plan to attend.
 
Important!
Inform the WHS Registrar of post high school plans.
 
Tests
Take the A.P. test if qualified and registered.
 
Applications
WHS Scholarship - need-based, deadline is May 31.
 June
 
Important!
Fill out necessary release forms in CCC and have pictures taken for Senior Bulletin Board.
 
Important!
Year-end transcripts are automatically sent by the WHS Guidance Office to the college the students will be attending.
 
Important!
Inform the WHS Registrar of post high school plans.
 
Important!Important!Important!
GRADUATION You made it! Congratulations! Best of luck!

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