A checklist of final things to do once the acceptance letters start rolling in but BEFORE you walk across the stage and accept your high school diploma!
[ ] Graduate!
[ ] Review your college acceptances and compare the colleges' financial aid packages
[ ] Decide which school you want to attend. Notify the school of your choice and submit any required financial deposit. Many schools require notification/deposit by May 1.
[ ] Make all of your deposits on time: class spot, housing, etc.
[ ] Send final high school transcript to your college. If you took dual credit, request college transcript.
[ ] Make sure verification documents for FAFSA are submitted.
[ ] Submit all FAFSA required documents, loans, work study, other worksheets.
[ ] Tuition is due tomorrow and you don’t have the money! What to do:
Take out an emergency loan
Check on installment payments
Meet with a college financial aid advisor/counselor
[ ] Your college might request additional information and documents. Respond by all deadlines or you will not receive federal student aid!
[ ] Accept your financial awards or contact a school’s financial aid office if you have questions about your financial aid.
[ ] Update your required immunizations shots.
[ ] Register for college classes.
[ ] Attend College Orientation.
[ ] Attend class every day: Your freshmen year is the most important year of college!
[ ] Keep a high GPA throughout college to continue to qualify for financial aid, scholarships, and to get into graduate school, law school, or medical school. Employers look at your GPA too!