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Senior Year Timeline


  1. Register for the October SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test. CHS Test Site.
    ***Register early to assure CHS as a test center site. October is the most popular test date and if CHS is at capacity you may be required to take the SAT at another area high school.  Register now at
  2. Notify your guidance counselor if you’re planning to apply Early Decision or Early Action.
  3. Continue to work on your college list and review it with your parents and counselor. Request catalogs and applications you have not yet received.
  4. Attend the NEACAC College Fair. See Guidance Department for location, date and time.
  5. Check the Guidance Bulletin Boards in the hallway for information regarding national scholarships, college visits and open houses.
  6. Check the Guidance Department for the dates and times of when college representatives will be coming to CHS. Seniors are allowed five conferences with college representatives.
  7. Begin working on application essays as you will want to rewrite them several times.
  8. Students who intend to play Division I or II athletics must complete NCAA Clearinghouse Form. See your counselor for an NCAA Clearinghouse Form.
  9. Register for the November SAT Resoning/SAT Subject Test.
  10. All 18 year old males must register with the Selective or pick up a post card at the Post Office. Failure to register will jeopardize financial aid eligibility.


  1. Take the October SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test. CHS Test Site.
  3. Continue to check the Guidance Bulletin Boards for scholarship information, college visits and open houses.
  4. Sign up to meet with college representatives in the Guidance Department.
  5. If you are applying Early Decision or Early Action, complete the college applications and essays. Make sure you have completed the CSS Profile Form and/or the school’s Financial Aid Form.
  6. Check to make sure that the recommendations you have requested from your teachers are completed.
  7. Register for the December SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test.
  8. Continue visiting colleges.


  1. Take the November SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test.
  2. Make sure your SAT scores have been sent to colleges directly by the College Board.
  3. Attend the NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair if applicable.
  4. If applying Early Decision/Early Action, give the completed materials to your guidance counselor seven (7) school days before the deadline.


  1. Take the December SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test if necessary.
  2. Register for the January SAT Reasoning/SAT Subject Test if necessary.
  3. Meet application deadlines for admissions and financial aid.
  4. Attend Financial Aid Night at Stonehill College with your parents. A mailing will be sent to your house with the date and time.
  5. FAFSA Forms will be available in the Guidance Department.


  1. Parents should file the CSS/Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA).
  2. Meet application deadlines for admissions and financial aid.
  3. Give Mid Year Reports to guidance counselor.


  1. Meet application deadlines for admissions and financial aid.
  2. Report all communications from colleges to your counselor.


  1. Local Scholarship Packet is available in the Guidance Office in mid-March.
  2. Most four year colleges will inform students of their admissions decisions by April 15th.
  3. Discuss your decisions and choices with your parents, counselor and teachers.
  4. Inform the college you plan to attend by May 1st, the Candidate’s Reply Date.
  5. Inform your counselor of your final decision.
  6. Inform those that have helped you in the application process of your decision (especially those who wrote recommendations) and thank them for their help.


  1. Complete and submit the Graduation Survey on Naviance.


  1. Graduation-Congratulations!
  2. Request that the Guidance Department send your final transcript to the college you will attend