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. 

October 2018

  • Follow Crosby Scholars on social media -- @CrosbyScholars
  • Read destinationcollege2019 – October Issue
  • Meet with admissions reps who visit your school -- have an unofficial copy of your transcript to share
  • Request official transcripts to accompany college applications – research requesting electronic transcripts
  • Continue to review applications for schools on target list – consider common application, CFNC app, Coalition App, Universal App, Common Black College App, and other electronic apps
  • Continue to identify what documents are required to complete each admission application
  • Continue to submit admission applications in time to meet deadlines
  • Review colleges participating in College App week from October 15th-19th, and plan to submit applications that week (list of schools is posted in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal)
  • Review special campus visitation days at schools on your target list       
  • Visit your top choice schools – note special visitation days at the schools on your target list
  • Continue preparing for SAT and/or ACT
  • Continue working on drafts of application essays if required at the colleges on your target list
  • Confirm early decision/early action plans
  • Submit the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Submit the CSS/Profile if required at the schools on your target list.
  • Review your high school’s scholarship bulletin, and apply for scholarships
  • Register for November 3rd SAT at www.collegeboard.com by October 5th, if you plan to take it
  • Prepare for October 6th SAT, if taking it
  • Prepare for October 27th ACT, if taking it
  • Check e-mail and Crosby Scholars Student Portal at least weekly
  • Join us for A Conversation with Duke University Admissions on October 8th if Duke University is on your target list, details and registration is listed in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal.
  • Complete two hours of community service, and submit your community service form to our office by 5:00 p.m. on October 31st to be entered into the October Community Service Contest for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to Diari-O!
  • Meet with your Crosby Scholar Senior Advisor to complete Conference Notes 2
  • Attend PSOS/College Fair on October 1st  (check your Crosby Scholars Student Portal to see if you have met this requirement)
  • Register to attend Crosby Senior Academies (CSA) online through your Crosby Scholars Student Portal:
    • CSA #15A Completing The FAFSA will be held October 1st from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • CSA #16A Scholarships: Seeking Additional Funding For Your Education will be held October 1st from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • CSA #14 Your Digital Footprint Matters WEBINAR will be held October 3rd from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    • CSA #11C Writing the College Admissions Essay will be held October 8th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17A FAFSA Lab will be held October 9th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17B FAFSA Lab will be held October 9th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • CSA #17C FAFSA Lab will be held October 9th from 5:45-6:45 p.m.
    • CSA #15B will be held October 10th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • CSA #12B Essay Writing BootCamp will be held October 11th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • CSA #17D FAFSA Lab will be held October 11th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17E FAFSA Lab will be held October 11th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17F FAFSA Lab will be held October 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • CSA #12C Essay Writing BootCamp will be held October 16th from 6:00-8:00p.m.
    • CSA #9I College App Lab will be held October 17th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • CSA #9J College App Lab will be held October 17th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    • CSA #9K College App Lab will be held October 17th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17G FAFSA Lab will be held October 17th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • CSA #17H FAFSA Lab will be held October 17th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • CSA #18 Taking A Gap Year WEBINAR will be held October 25th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • CSA #2C Take the ASVAB will be held October 30th from 9:00am-12:00 p.m.
    • CSA # CSA #23 Listos Para el Exito! Como prepararse para la Universidad y una Carrera Profesional will be held October 30th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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