Senior Timeline



  • Talk with the college representatives that visit our campus during lunch.
  • Join programs that provide you with additional assistance with college, such as- Talent Search, Upward Bound, WIA (Workforce Investment ACT).
  • Visit colleges- You will receive two excused absences for your college visit.
  • Register for the SAT/ACT (You can take it as many times as you need to).
  • Register for the ASSET TEST (For those students interested in attending a 2 year college).
  • Interested in the military- Take the ASVAB and speak with recruiters.
  • Record accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and work experience.
  • Build your resume.
  • Review your transcript with your counselor.
  • Apply to the colleges, schools, or training programs that interest you. (Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket).
  • Ask teachers and your counselor to write letters of recommendation for college or scholarships.
  • Register with the NCAA Clearing House to ensure eligibility if you’re planning to play collegiate sports.
  • Search for Scholarships online.
  • Check deadlines for postsecondary institutions and scholarships.
  • Visit a college!



  • Check application deadlines for postsecondary institutions and scholarships. (College of Charleston, USC-Col., Clemson, and Furman application deadline is Dec. 1).
  • Register for the ACT/SAT.


  • Submit college applications and remember to check for deadlines.  Several colleges’ deadlines are between January 1- March 15.
  • Apply for scholarships.
  • Prepare for final exams.
  • Register for the SAT/ACT.
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Looking for employment- Good Luck! Search the web, read the newspaper, ask around, and update your resume.
  • Visit a College!


  • If you applied to schools in January or February, begin looking for decisions in the mail between March and April.
  • Finalize the school you plan to attend. Contact all schools to which you were accepted and inform the admissions office of your final decision.
  •  If entering the military, meet with your recruiter and finalize your decision.
  • If going straight to work, submit applications or resumes for positions that seem best suited to fit your interests and abilities.
  • All scholarship notifications need to be submitted to guidance.  A duplicate copy will suffice.
  • Register for the ACT/SAT.
  • Meet scholarship deadlines.


  • Register for the ACT/SAT.
  • Prepare for the LAST FINAL EXAMS of your HIGH SCHOOL YEARS!
  • Mail out invitations and plan your celebrations!


June 7, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

North Charleston Performing Arts Center