Top 10 Ways to Avoid Procrastination:
Senior Year-Fall Semester
o Start your personalized College Plan
o Narrow your list of schools; request catalogues and
o Check with your high school counseling office for
scholarship resources, including KHEAA’s Affording
o Find out upcoming test dates for the SAT and/or ACT
and register in advance if you need to retake the test.
Higher scores can mean more cash for college!
o Prepare admissions applications; begin writing essays.
o Ask about dual credit classes in the spring.
o Meet with admissions representatives or schedule
visits to schools that interest you.
o Attend college fairs and financial aid nights.
o Request recommendations from teachers, employers
o Watch scholarship deadlines.
o Finish admissions essays and have proofed or
reviewed. Complete the admissions process for your
top choices by December 1.
o If you haven’t already, complete your personalized
copy of Getting the Facts at kheaa.com.
o Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) at fafsa.gov as soon as possible after January 1!
o Review college acceptances, compare financial aid
offers and apply for local scholarships.
o Decide about a school and send in the deposit. Many
schools have a May 1 deadline.
o Request course descriptions and schedules.
o Review the Student Aid Report for accuracy based on
o Research AP or CLEP exams.
o Complete AP exams.
o Make sure you’ve returned all financial aid award
notices and acceptance forms.
o Consider finding a summer job.
o Sign up for early registration/orientation/housing.
o Look for KHEAA’s Surviving College publication at
o Look into summer enrichment programs at your