Counseling Timeline
  • Register to take the fall SAT/ACT at least twice.  Khan Academy is great practice for the SAT. 

  • Meet regularly with the College Counselor to discuss the admissions and financial aid/scholarship processes.

  • Attend college fairs and financial aid seminars.

  • Meet with admissions representatives who visit FBS.

  • File the FAFSA as soon as possible. The application opens October 1.

  • Apply to 5-7 colleges prior to November 1. Have official test scores sent to each college. Follow up with each college to confirm that application files are complete.

  • Colleges vary with deadlines, so be aware of the specifics of the college of choice.

  • Visit college campuses (visit a class, tour a freshman residence hall, visit the admissions office, etc.)

  • Notify the college counselor of all financial aid and scholarship offers.  This information is for statistical purposes only.

  • Compare and contrast all college offers.

  • Make a deposit as soon as a college decision is made.

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