College Planning

  • Post Secondary Planning Night
    Parents of juniors as well as sophomores are invited to come to learn more about the post-secondary options on TBA.  Topics will include the college search process as well as military and other choices.
     
    College Admission Representatives:
    You can now schedule a college visit with us on line!
    Please go to:  https://repvisits.com/ to schedule appointment with us.
     

Junior Timeline

  • September:  

    • Get involved in Clubs, Activities, Work, Sports, Volunteerism
    • Start strong in all of your classes

    October:

    • PSAT’s (Optional for Juniors)
    • Focus on Grades

    November:

    • Begin college and career search on Big Future.  Students should have a balanced list of schools relative to their own GPA and PSAT scores.
    • Keep up grades

    December:

    • Continue involvement in school
    • Keep up grades

    January:

    • Introduction to post high school planning and important steps for the remainder of junior year including introduction to the Common App
    • Register for SAT or ACT in May/June

    February:

    • Pick senior classes (keep future plans in mind when selecting courses)
    • ASVAB Exam for students interested in the military
    • February Break is a great time to start to visit college campuses

    March:

    • Students should start narrowing their list of colleges and be aware of testing requirements for each school they are considering.
    • Register, if you have not registered for the May/June SAT 

    April:

    • Continue to research and visit colleges - April break is a great time to see campuses.
    • Build working list of schools

    May:

    • SAT or ACT Test
    • AP Testing
    • School Counselors will be working with Juniors in their English classes to start their self reflection
    • Juniors will start their college essay in English Classes
    • Continue building and revising working list of schools

    June:

    • Continue work on Essay and self reflection
    • Students should revisit their list of colleges to begin to narrow their search and think about where they will in fact apply in their senior year.

    Summer:

    • Continue working on Common Application, college list, and essay
    • Sign up for fall SAT/ACT if necessary

     

Senior Timeline

  • September:

    • Counselors work with students in their English classes to discuss the post secondary college and career planning as well as procedures for the Common Application
    • Utilize post high school planning steps found here
    • Register for SAT or ACT as needed
    • Finalize your list of colleges making choices as to what deadline you will be working towards (Early Decision, Early Action, Regular, Rolling).
    • Research the admissions requirements for each school to know what testing is required (for example, SAT Subject tests)
    • Scholarship Bulletins will be coming out each month and are available in your Advisory, Hub Offices, as well as the Scholarship Tab of the Student Support website.  Continue to check for updates and great opportunities.

    October:

    • Students can set up meetings with their school counselor to go over questions about the application process.
    • SAT/ACT Testing
    • Families can begin filling out both the FAFSA as well as CSS Profile paperwork starting October 1st.

    November:

    • Cape Cod Community College Pathways program begins to show students the opportunities available to them.
    • Students who are considering applying Early Action or Early Decision should continue to check dates for their colleges.

    January:

    • Continued work with the Cape Cod Community College Pathways program.

    February:

    • ASVAB testing will be offered for students interested in the military.
    • February Scholarship Bulletin will be available for students that highlights both BHS Scholarships as well as Cape Cod Association and Foundation.

    April:

    • Students will be getting correspondence from their colleges about financial aid as well as admissions decisions.

    May:

    • May 1st is National Decision Day when deposits have to be in to the school of your choice.
    • Senior Awards Night
    • Final transcript requests to school counselor for school of choice.

    June:

    • GRADUATION!!!!