Senior Timeline

Fall Semester 2023

August 

• Complete college visits 

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

• If you intend to play sports in college, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center 

• Request letters of recommendation from teachers 

• Register for the September ACT test date (to retake)

September 

• One-on-one Senior meetings with the guidance counselor 

• Register for the October ACT test date (to retake) 

• Take ACT (if registered) 

• Apply for FSA ID 

 October 

• The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is open for completion on October 1 

www.fafsa.ed.gov 

• Take ACT (if registered) 

• VCS College, Career, and Calling: 6 pm October 25, 2023

Senior Timeline.2023-2024

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

November 

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

• FAFSA help session at VCHS: November 28, 2023 6 pm

December 

• Look for and apply for scholarships 

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

• 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 30, 2024 

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

 Spring Semester 2024 

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. 

• NHS Tapping: February 9, 2024

• NHS Induction: February 29, 2024

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. 

 April 

• Review your college acceptances and financial aid awards. 

• Make sure to let the high school guidance counselor know where to send your final transcript.

• Senior Breakfast: April 12, 2024

May 

• Complete the Senior Exit Survey 

• Pay Senior Dues 

College/Post-Secondary Choice and Scholarship Award Information due to the high school guidance counselor: May 1, 2024 

• Signing Day, Senior Social and Lunch, Caps and Gowns Distributed: May 22, 2024

• Senior Chapel, Recognition, Walkthrough: May 24, 2023

• Final Transcript Request Forms due in the high school guidance office: May 24, 2024

• Graduation Practice: May 24, 2024 Highway Tabernacle Church

Graduation: May 26, 2024 Highway Tabernacle Church 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?