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. 

November

  • Follow Crosby Scholars on social media @CrosbyScholars
  • Read destinationcollege2019 – November Issue
  • Note Early Action Deadlines, if you have decided to submit EA applications
  • Review SAT & ACT scores & finalize plans to retake either
  • Prepare for SAT on November 3rd, if taking it
  • Take November 3rd SAT, if necessary
  • Register for December 1st SAT at www.collegeboard.com by November 2nd, if you plan to take it
  • Register for December 8th ACT at www.act.org by November 2nd, if you plan to take it
  • Meet with admissions reps who visit your school -- have an unofficial copy of your transcript to share
  • Request official transcripts to accompany college applications
  • Review scholarship opportunities – continue to research and apply for scholarships
  • Confirm application deadlines for schools on your target list
  • Continue to submit admission applications in time to meet deadlines
  • Confirm financial aid forms required at each college on your target list
  • Submit CSS/PROFILE at http://profileonline.collegeboard.com, if required by the colleges on your target list
  • Complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA with 2017 Tax information – fafsa.gov
  • Complete two hours of community service, and submit your community service form to our office
  • Submit permission slip if registered to march in Jaycee’s Holiday Parade with Crosby Scholars by November 12th
  • Check e-mail and your Crosby Scholars Student Portal at least weekly
  • Attend CSA #16B Scholarships: Seeking Additional Funding for Your Education WEBINAR on November 6th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #15C Completing the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid WEBINAR on November 10th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #7B Engaging Your Future on November 12th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #20D-F Scholarship Labs on November 12th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #17L-N Spanish FAFSA Labs/Laborario/Taller de FAFSA on November 12th if registered
  • Attend CSA #22 ¡Listos Para el Éxito! Como prepararse para la Universidad y una Carrera Profesional Spanish Academy on November 12th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #12E Essay Writing Bootcamp on November 14th, if registered
  • Attend CSA #12F Essay Writing Bootcamp on November 29th, if registered
  • November 30th - CSA #21 Khan Academy Deadline to submit completed SAT practice
  • Meet with your Crosby Scholar Senior Advisor to complete Conference Notes 3

 

December

  • Follow the Crosby Scholars Program on Twitter @CrosbyScholars
  • Read December Issue of DestinationCollege2019
  • Review the November issue of the Smart Money Moves Newsletter and be on the lookout for the December issue of Smart Money Moves that will come out mid-month.
  • Prepare for December 1st SAT and/or December 8th ACT, if taking either
  • Take December 1st SAT and/or December 8th ACT, if necessary
  • Confirm schedule for spring semester: verify with your counselor that you are enrolled in the classes necessary to meet all requirements for graduation
  • Continue to submit admission applications in time to meet deadlines
  • Complete the FAFSA, if you have not already – contact awilson@crosbyscholars.org with any questions.
  • Check each school’s priority filing deadline in order to meet it and be considered for the most federal and state financial aid funds.
    • North Carolina A&T State University – December 1
    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro – December 1
  • Review your high school’s scholarship bulletin, and apply for scholarships
  • Review the scholarship application process for the Winston-Salem Foundation. The application will go live January 1.
  • Complete two hours of community service, and submit community service form to our office
  • Check e-mail and Crosby Scholars Student Portal at least weekly
  • Complete Crosby Senior Academy Requirement
  • Attend CSA #20G Scholarship Lab, if registered
  • Attend CSA #20H Scholarship Lab, if registered
  • Attend CSA #20I Scholarship Lab, if registered                            
  • Meet with your Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor to catch up on any outstanding Conference Notes

Click below to access the program in your area

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