November Checklist for Seniors

SENIOR  CHECKLIST  FOR  NOVEMBER

_____  Ask one of your teachers to proof your essay and resume.

_____  Request letters of recommendation from teachers.  Choose those who truly know you, and your academic abilities. This is not necessarily the teacher who gave you your last “A.” You might also request letters from an employer, or your athletic team coach.

_____  Request college applications from college admissions offices by calling phone numbers listed on websites or by filling in online application request forms. Remember you do not have to wait until you have completed test exams or requested let- ters of recommendation before making applications to col- leges.

_____  Make a list of all the essay questions found on your college applications and start drafting your answers now. Many will be very similar. Remember, your objective is to show (not tell) members of the admission committee how you are unique and why you are a good fit for their school.

_____ Submit University of California and certain California State University applications before November 30. Get a certificate of mailing for each or apply online.

_____  If applying for early admissions, make sure to get all required materials in on time or you will be put in the regular admis- sions pool.

Last chance to take SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT in early December for use in many selective colleges’ admission and scholarship programs. SAT test date: 12/6—Registration dead- line: 11/6. ACT test date: 12/13—Registration deadline: 11/7. If you send your score report immediately after you get your online score, there is no reason to rush Nov. and/or Dec. scores.  College Board is ready to report them to your listed colleges just as soon as they are reported online, usually 19 days after the test date.

_____  Keep working to keep grades up and continue to attend col- lege visitations.

_____ November 8 SAT scores should be available online around November 27. If you have questions, call SAT Customer Service: 1-866-756-7346.

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