Planning for College Timeline
- College representatives will visit Park City High School throughout the fall. Visits are updated almost daily on the college visits page. Juniors and seniors must have a signed agenda from their teacher for each presentation they wish to attend. Take advantage of these visits!
- Senior Review meetings take place with each senior and their counselor to review college application needs and senior year requirements.
- The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is available on-line after October 1 at www.collegeboard.com . Seniors should check their list of perspective schools, as many colleges require families to submit the Profile in addition to the FAFSA.
- PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors and PLAN test for Sophomores. The PLAN is a practice for the ACT. The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT and the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program.
- College Fair: Date TBD at Juan Diego High School Seniors still honing your college list, as well as sophomores and juniors can take advantage of this event to begin your college search.
- SENIORS Applications to all colleges should be progressing for online, common app, and paper applications.
- College Day at PCHS for all Seniors – This is an opportunity to hear from all local schools during three breakout sessions. There will also be a scholarship and essay writing session available for those students who know they will be attending an out of state college.
- NOVEMBER 15 is the Final deadline to request a Letter of Recommendation for all schools with a January 1 deadline. Your teachers and counselors should have a copy of your VITA and/or Parent Brag Sheet.
- College Applications and transcript request forms should be close to completion.
- PSAT and PLAN results are returned to all Juniors and Sophomores who tested.
- FAFSA available after January 1st at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- February-April: Juniors meet with your counselor along with your parent(s) for an hour long SEOP to develop a plan for senior year and beyond. A postcard will be mailed home for your parents to make an SEOP appointment.
- Class registration begins for the next school year When you select your courses for senior year, make sure you have had your SEOP or you have met with your counselor to choose appropriate classes.
- Juniors should complete the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse form if you hope to play Division I or II sports. Forms and information are at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net . Bring the Transcript Release Authorization forms to the Registrar’s office if you hope to play Division I or II sports.
- Seniors who have registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center must sign-in to their account and complete the last step towards eligibility.
- Seniors prepare and apply for Community Scholarships by checking out a portfolio from the Scholarship Advisor’s Office in the Counseling Center. PAY ATTENTION to announcements.
- All seniors must sign a commitment to attend the college/university of their choice.
- Senior Survey through PCHS Counseling Office. Share future plans for Senior Map.
Summer after Junior Year
- Continue to refine your list of colleges.
- Prepare for the application process: practice essay writing. See the essay questions from the Common Application in the Forms section.
- Set up your account for the Common Application.
- Prepare your resume, VITA, Parent Brag Sheet (if needed for recommendation letters).
- Visit colleges.
- If planning on taking another ACT or SAT test, prepare and register on time.
- Participate in some interesting activities.