12th Grade – Seniors
Counselor Appointment Request click on link below.
The senior year is when all your plans must come together! It is the year in which students see the rewards of their hard work and planning.
- Set up a calendar for the year to record test dates, deadlines, college visitations, etc. Be sure to meet all deadlines established by the college.
- Sign off on your Graduation Plan with your counselor in September to ensure all high school requirements are in place. Adjust your schedule if needed. Be sure to discuss your grad plan with your parents.
- Review Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program requirements.
- If necessary, take the SAT/ACT in the fall.
- Check the school calendar for 3-4 day weekends for college campus visits.
- Attend College/Career fairs and financial aid workshops when offered.
- Ask teachers/counselors/employers/community members for letters of recommendation. Provide copy of your resume and allow at least two-week window for completion of letters. Remember to thank them.
- Check financial aid information and scholarship information in the Career Resource Center or guidance department. New scholarship information is posted all the time.
- Complete college applications by the end of October, if possible.
- Consider taking the ASVAB for military career options and/or career aptitude information.
- Bright Futures Scholarship: After December 1st, and prior to graduation, complete the Florida Student Financial Aid Application at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
- Bright Futures Scholarship and Federal Aid: After January 1st, and prior to graduation, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- ESE students who need accommodations at post-secondary schools should contact the office of disabilities at each post-secondary school being considered to obtain information regarding documentation requirements.
- Complete any local scholarship applications at your high school and/or via the Pasco Foundation Website.
- If you are taking AP classes, check with your intended university on their credit acceptance policies.
- Consider participating in career shadowing or mentoring experiences through the career specialist.
- Notify colleges of your intention as soon as known. Early decisions carry some advantages.
- Take AP exams in May if you are enrolled in AP classes.
- Continue to volunteer for community service hours and give documentation of your hours to your school counselor for input on your transcript.