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August

  1. Review your career plans and decide which type of school is right for you.
  2. Visit some college campuses
  3. Narrow your college list to 3-5 schools
  4. Request catalogs and admissions information
  5. Contact Mr. Long about taking the ACT
  6. Look through the Financial aid and Scholarship page on this website

September

  1. Meet with admission representatives visiting Solomon
  2. Make a list of test names, dates, fees, registration deadlines, and admissions deadlines
  3. Begin asking teachers, Mr. Dooley, Mr. Long, and employers for letters of recommendation for admission applications and/or scholarships
  4. Find out which scholarships you want to apply for throughout the year
  5. Take the ACT if necessary
  6. Visit some college campuses

October

  1. Take the ACT if necessary
  2. Work on admissions application essays
  3. Visit some college campuses
  4. Apply for scholarships

November

  1. Admission deadline for K-State and KU is November 1
  2. Work on admissions application essays
  3. Visit some college campuses
  4. Apply for scholarships

December

  1. Request a PIN for applying for federal aid online for you and your parents. Information can be found at the Financial Aid page on this website.
  2. Take the ACT if necessary
  3. Work on admissions application essays
  4. Visit some college campuses
  5. Apply for scholarships
  6. Apply for departmental scholarships to each college you may be interested in attending.

January

  1. Complete and submit your FAFSA online. The earlier this is submitted the better the chance of receiving a pell grant. (It is helpful for parents to get their income tax returns prepared early)
  2. Work on admissions application essays
  3. Visit some college campuses
  4. Apply for scholarships

February

  1. Submit your FAFSA if not done so already
  2. Rank your final list of colleges
  3. Take the ACT if necessary
  4. Work on admissions application essays
  5. Visit some college campuses
  6. Apply for scholarships

March

  1. By this time, you should receive your Student Aid Report which states how much financial aid you qualify for if the FAFSA was submitted.
  2. Look into the housing situation on the colleges you would like to attend. Fill out the housing application if you want to live on campus.
  3. Work on admissions application essays
  4. Visit some college campuses
  5. Apply for scholarships

April

  1. Watch the mail for college acceptance and financial aid award notifications.
  2. Fill out the Dickinson County Foundation and Solomon Alumni Foundation scholarships
  3. Take the ACT if necessary
  4. Visit some college campuses
  5. Apply for scholarships
  6. Find out when to pre-enroll at your college (usually in the summer)

May

  1. Finalize summer plans
  2. Apply for scholarships