Senior Timeline

Fall Semester 2021

General Information:

• Know the application deadlines of colleges you plan to apply for. It is essential that you meet all application deadlines!

• Request letters of recommendation from teachers well in advance of any deadlines.

• Schedule a meeting with Mrs. Bielik for support in the college application process


December

• Complete college or other post-secondary applications–review all application materials to ensure they are accurate and complete

• Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m.: FAFSA help session at VCHS

• Look for and apply for scholarships

• Senior pictures for the yearbook are due to Mrs. Griffith

• Dec. 6: YWCA Young Women with Bright Futures application due in the guidance office (for interested students who qualify)

• Take ACT (if registered)


January

• Complete college or other post-secondary applications–review all application materials to ensure they are accurate and complete

• Senior Class Meeting: January 13, 2022

• Stay focused on coursework! Second semester grades are included on final transcripts.


February

• Make sure FAFSA is completed

• Focus on scholarship applications.

• Apply for as many scholarships as you can.

• Check your email often for important communication from any college to which you have applied.


March

• Stay focused on your coursework and keep studying! Graduation is just around the corner.

• Check your email often for important communication from any college to which you have applied.

• Senior Breakfast


April

• Review your college acceptances and financial aid awards.

• Make sure to let Mrs. Bielik know where she needs to send your final transcript.


May

• Complete Senior Exit Survey

• Pay Senior Dues

• College/Post-Secondary Choice and Scholarship Award Information due to Mrs. Bielik: May 1, 2022

• Academic Banquet: May 23, 2022

• Signing Day

• Senior Assembly

• Graduation Practice


June

• Graduation: June 5, 2022 Congratulations!


Important questions to ask:

• What colleges are the best fit for fields of study I might want to pursue?

• What fields of study align with my God-given gifts and abilities?

• Do I feel called to other post-secondary opportunities such as technical schools, trade schools, or job training programs?

• What support do I need to be successful in the college application process? Where can I find this support?

• Where will I look for scholarship money?

• Do I have back-up plans in the event my “first choices” do not work out?