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Monthly Planner: 12th Grade

  • Rollover your Common App account as of August 1st. Review your college application, update the information and fill out any missing part. Add your colleges to the application list.
  • Don’t forget to find at least 10 colleges where you want to apply.
  • If you need to retake the SAT, ACT, and/or SAT Subject Test, see your counselor to register.
  • Decide on teachers who you ask for recommendation letters. You will need at least two recommendation letters for your college applications.
  • Review the final draft of your college essay for submission.


  • See your counselor to connect your Common App account to your Naviance account.
  • Fill out the brag sheet and give it to your teachers to obtain your recommendation letters. Also, add teacher names to your Naviance account for teacher recommendation letters.
  • Search and add non-Common App colleges to your Naviance account.
  • Talk to your counselor and parents about Early Decision/Early Action application plans, if you consider one.
  • If you are registered for SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject test, ask your counselor for study materials.


  • Keep working on your applications. Make your application as perfect as possible.
  • Follow up with your teachers for recommendation letters.
  • If you have Early Decision/Early Action applications, make them ready for submission. Many colleges set deadline as November 1st.
  • Don’t submit your applications before your counselor’s approval.
  • Start your FAFSA application and submit it before November 1st.
  • Some colleges may require CSS profile to award financial aid. Contact with colleges on your list and if they require CSS profile start filling it out as of October 1st.


  • Make sure all your applications are ready to submit, reviewed by your counselor, and submitted before Thanksgiving.
  • If you finish your college applications, you may start your scholarship search at FastWeb, Cappex, or similar web pages. Contact your counselor for available scholarships and application web pages.


  • If you receive any letter or email from colleges regarding your application and/or your financial aid, please immediately notify your counselor.
  • Many colleges set January 1st as regular decision application deadline. If you did not submit your applications yet please finalize and submit them as soon as possible before Christmas break.


  • Apply for more scholarships
  • Look out for EHS Scholarships


  • Apply for more scholarships.
  • Contact colleges regarding your application and financial aid. Send any missing document in a timely manner.
  • Make your final decision about which college you will attend. You need to notify your prospective college before May 1st about your decision, otherwise, you may lose your placement.


  • Keep in touch with the college/university of your choice regarding financial aid, freshman orientation registration, class registration, placement tests, etc.
  • Make sure you are on track for Graduation