Senior Check List

Check ListBy now you have probably sent your applications, and if you were an Early Action or Early Decision applicant, you may already be accepted in the college of your choice.

  • Send mid-year grades to colleges that have not accepted you yet.
    • Deferral
    • Rolling Admission
    • Regular Decision
  • Register for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. There are two basic awards:
    • Florida Academic Scholarship
      • 1290 Math and Reading scores on SAT® or 29 ACT®
      • 3.5 weighted core GPA
      • 100 hours community service
      • Award amount is $103 per credit per fall and spring semester
    • Florida Medallion Scholarship
      • 1170 Math and Reading scores on SAT® or 26 ACT®
      • 3.0 weighted core GPA
      • 75 hours community service
      • Award amount is $77 per credit per fall and spring semester
  • Fill out FAFSA and CSS Profile for financial aid
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is a Federal Department of Education form filed that is used by most colleges to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which your college uses to figure out how much aid you can get. The filing period opens on January 1st of your senior year. Most schools require that you file by February 15th.
    • CSS Profile is short for the College Scholarship Service Profile, an application distributed by College Board allowing college students to apply for financial aid. It is much more detailed than the FAFSA.
  • Make sure that you do not develop “Senioritis” Any acceptance is dependent upon successful completion on the courses that you have promised to complete. Colleges will rescind an offer is they determine that a marked drop in grades has occurred.
  • Consider the schools that have accepted you:
    • Deposit
    • Housing
    • Orientation
    • Health forms
    • Placement Testing

Scholarships