Weatherford High School

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Seniors- Class of 2020 Information

Important Information for Seniors
 
 
July-September

*Check your credits for graduation.

*Double-check your schedule for appropriate classes for college.

*Write to colleges that interest you to request catalogs, applications, housing and financial

aid information.

*Familiarize yourself with the admissions process for each college you are considering.

*Decide on housing. Read the application material carefully to learn about application

procedures. Adhere to deadlines. Housing is in short supply on many campuses.

*Visit college campuses. Contact the college directly to see about College Days

or College Weekends offered by many schools.

*Begin looking for scholarships that apply to you. Note deadlines.

*Register for the SAT/ACT (with optional essay)

*Be aware of Early Decision/Early Admission deadlines.

 
October/November

*Develop an Application Checklist to keep track of college application deadlines, tests, recommendations, and essays required, housing deadlines, etc.

*Continue applying for scholarships. Check with your counselor. Be aware of deadlines!

*Complete applications for colleges with a December deadline. Request transcripts.

*Take SAT/ACT (with optional essay)

*If it is necessary, apply for housing if you haven't done so already.

*Request recommendations from appropriate persons. Give them adequate time to do this

since they may be working with several students' requests.

*Continue working on college and scholarship essays.

*Visit with college representatives or military recruiters who visit your school or

community.

*Visit the college fair

* October 1st--Start working on your FAFSA for student financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 
December

*Complete college applications with a December or early January deadline by the first week in December.

*Review finances with your parents. If financial assistance is needed, assemble necessary records to complete the financial aid forms.

*Because of Christmas break, it is important to request transcripts and letters of recommendation needed for scholarships, college applications and financial aid forms with December and early January deadlines before school dismisses for the holidays. 

 
January/February
* College applications need to be completed. Visit www.applytexas.org
* Complete FAFSA if not already done, for student financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov
* Continue applying for scholarships
* Order cap, gown, and invitations from Herff-Jones.
Herff-Jones will be working with our families this year on graduation invitations, cap, and gown. Herff-Jones will be sending reminders through email about ordering items. To order caps and gowns, please see the following link: www.hjtexan.com
 
March/April
*Graduation invitations arrive
*Check your college website weekly to make sure all necessary documents have been received
* Cap and gowns arrive 
 
 
May/June
* STAAR testing
AP Testing
* Prom
* CTE Awards Ceremony  
* Honors Banquet  
* Baccalaureate  
* Senior Awards Ceremony/Senior Walk/Senior Picnic 
* Graduation - June 1 (This date was revised by WISD on 9/12/19)
 
For information to help pay with college, check out this great resource!  Sallie Mae
 
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