TIMELINES FOR SUCCESS

The key to the college admission process is to stay organized.  Seniors should maintain a calendar and follow the timelines below.  Seniors will receive a monthly reminder in their student portal to follow the timeline. Each month beginning in August, we will post a timeline to guide you through the month's activities. This guide will help you to stay organized. 

August

 

  • Read destinationcollege2019 – August Issue
  • Register for September 8th ACT at www.act.org, by August 10th, if you plan to take it
  • Register for October 6th SAT at www.collegeboard.com, by September 7th if you plan to take it
  • Confirm test dates and registration deadlines for the fall SAT’s
  • Confirm test dates and registration deadlines for the fall ACT’s
  • Review career plans and decide which type of school is right for you (4-year, 2-year, etc.)
  • Continue to research college choices
  • Work on narrowing your choices and confirming your target list of colleges
  • Follow prospective colleges on social media
  • Continue to visit college campuses -- note special visitation days at the schools on your target list
  • Visit websites listed in senior notebook -- register and bookmark favorite sites
  • Set up and then maintain a calendar or date book -- include all deadlines, due dates, and test dates
  • Research and apply for scholarships; check into institutional scholarships and make sure you know how to apply
  • Create a Common Application account, if applying to college using the Common App
  • Create a CFNC account, if applying to college using the CFNC app
  • Create a Coalition Application, if applying to college using the Coalition app
  • Begin drafts of application essays, if required at colleges on your target list
    • submit your essays for feedback by emailing seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org. Click HERE for instructions.
  • Consider the possibility of taking a Gap Year (www.americangap.org)
  • Complete two hours of community service and submit your community service form to our office before August 31 and be entered into the contest to win a $10 Chick-fil-A Gift Card!
  • Check e-mail and Crosby Scholars Student Portal at least weekly
  • Receive Crosby Scholars Senior Academy schedule on August 1st
  • Register to attend Crosby Senior Academies (CSA) online through your Crosby Scholar Student Portal
    •  CSA #9D will be held on August 14th from 1:30-2:30pm; CSA #9E will be held on August 14th from 2:45-3:45pm; CSA #9F will be held on August 14th from 4:00-5:00pm
    • CSA #10A SAT Prep: Math will be held on August 7th from 9:30-11:30am.
    • CSA #10B SAT Prep: Critical Reading and Writing will be held on August 21st from 6:00-8:00pm
    • Complete CSA #6 Financial Basics for High School and Beyond is an online, self-paced Crosby Senior Academy through CFNC's Financial Basics for High School and Beyond Deadline August 31, 2018. Click  HERE for Instructions!

Click below to access the program in your area

Forsyth
CountyEst. 1992
Rowan
CountyEst. 2013
Iredell
CountyEst. 2015