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Checklist for this Week, April 15, 2013


For freshmen

  • The school year is almost over, but don't let up. Continue to focus on doing well in your classes.
  • Check your school record to be sure that any school fines and/or other obligations have been cleared.
  • Discuss summer school or summer plans with your counselor.
  • Review course selections for next year.
  • Prepare and register for appropriate end-of-course exams.
  • Organize your folders and notes for upcoming exams.

For sophomores

  • Continue to focus on doing well in classes.
  • Register for appropriate SAT Subject Tests. Discuss this option with your teachers, particularly if you are in any advanced classes.
  • Check your school record to be sure that any school fines and/or other obligations have been cleared.
  • Review course selections for next year.
  • Discuss summer school or summer plans with your counselor.
  • Prepare and register for appropriate end-of-course exams.
  • Organize your folders and notes for upcoming exams.
  • Finalize plans for your summer job and/or volunteer work.

For juniors

  • Continue to do well in your classes. The last grading period and set of finals at the end of your junior year are critical for your transcript.
  • Review course selections for next year.
  • Register for the ACT to be administered in June.
  • Take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests.
  • Prepare for and take appropriate AP and/or IB exams.
  • Discuss summer school or summer plans with your counselor.
  • Finalize plans for your summer job and/or volunteer work.
  • Identify school personnel or other adults who might agree to write letters of recommendation for you next year.

For seniors

  • Continue to focus on your remaining high school classes and complete your transcript with a strong finish.
  • By May 1, notify the college you will be attending of your intent to enroll. Send in all required deposits. Complete any required housing forms.
  • Send in college summer orientation materials and register early.
  • Request that your high school send a final transcript to the college you will attend.
  • By May 1, notify all colleges to which you were accepted but do not plan to attend.
  • Prepare for and take appropriate AP and/or IB exams.
  • Make final plans for your summer job and/or volunteer work.
  • Attend and enjoy Class of 2013 activities and celebrations.

For parents

  • Assist with any registration fees for the SAT and/or ACT administered in June.
  • With your senior, complete all necessary paperwork and respond appropriately to his or her college by the May 1 Candidate Response deadline. Also, return any necessary financial award papers.
  • Assist your senior with summer college orientation registration.
  • Investigate loan options. Information can be found on the "Understand Borrowing Money for College" page of Adventures in Education (www.aie.org/paying-for-college/cost-of-attendance/understand-borrowing-money-for-college.cfm).
  • Provide support, encouragement, and good meals to your testing child!
  • Include your child's end-of-course and final exam dates on the family calendar.