Our guide to keep you and your teen organized as they get ready to head off to college
Senior year can be an exciting time for your teen as they get ready to close out their high school careers. For those contemplating their next steps in academia, the college application and scholarship process can add a few extra layers of stress during an already busy school year. To help keep you and your teen organized, we’ve compiled a timeline of all of the important dates and links to follow during the admissions season.
Common App connects students to over 1,000 diverse public and private colleges and universities across the United States and 20 countries. The non-profit aims to lower the logistical and systemic barriers to college access with a single college application form used by member institutions. >>Common App
While some institutions have begun to roll out testing optional admissions standards, most still require either an SAT or ACT score. Be sure to view admissions requirements for the schools you plan to apply. Keep in mind that for both SAT and ACT, the registration deadline is typically 30 days prior to the testing date.
For those who qualify, both testing options have fee waivers available.
View the SAT Fee Waiver
View the ACT Fee Waiver. In addition to the testing fee waiver, ACT also offers the following benefits to qualifying students: Free access to The Official ACT® Self-Paced Course, Free additional score reports, and request of a Waiver or Deferral of College Admission Applications Fee
Both the CSS and FASFA help determine your eligibility for aid. FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal aid while the CSS Profile is a private form that some colleges use to determine eligibility for institutional aid. In some cases, you can apply with both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, but keep in mind that while FASFA is free, CSS fees associated with it (fee waivers available).
Students should submit applications to Rolling Admissions schools.
FEEA’s merit-based scholarship program is open to federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. >>FEEA Scholarship Details
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All applications must be completed by the deadline in mid-March. For additional details and eligibility requirements, be sure to visit our scholarship page.
This includes financial aid/scholarship information
You must make your final decision and pay deposit
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