College Search Timeline

Senior Year

September

October

  • Take the SAT I (or ACT); the SAT Code for Concordia is 2096, the ACT code for Concordia is 2722.
  • SAT test dates
  • Select teachers to write your recommendation letters
  • Make a list of application and financial aid deadlines
  • Continue visiting colleges, attending open house programs and meeting with college representatives
  • Visit Concordia

November

  • Take the SAT I test (Or ACT)
  • SAT test dates
  • Work on college applications
  • Make a list of which financial aid applications are required for each college to which you are applying
  • Pick up the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from your guidance office
  • Deadline for Early Action is November 15.

December

  • Finish filling out college applications and mail out (Remember the application fee!)
  • Make copies of everything you send out and start a file for each college to which you apply
  • Encourage your parents to complete their taxes as early as possible, so they can fill out the financial aid applications by late January
  • Notification for Early Action is December 1.

January

  • Happy New Year!
  • Complete the FAFSA and TAP (for NYS residents) financial aid forms
  • Download FAFSA Concordia Code 002709.
  • Keep copies of the completed applications for your records
  • Apply for private scholarships

February

  • Visit campus if you haven't already.
  • Ask your counselor to send out mid-year school reports to the colleges to which you applied

March

  • March 15 is regular application deadline.
  • Keep files of the acceptance and financial aid letters you receive from the colleges to which you applied

April

  • Send financial aid information (copies of Student Aid Report (SAR) and TAP paperwork to the colleges to which you applied
  • Accepted Student Event!

May

  • Deposit Deadline is May 1.
  • Make your final decision (send in your deposit)
  • Write or call to inform the other colleges of your decision to enroll elsewhere
  • Send the original SAR to the college of your choice

June

  • Enjoy your graduation!

Summer months

  • Attend pre-orientation days at your college (try to choose the earliest dates)
  • Get in touch with your roommate (if you will be living on campus) to figure out who is bringing what
  • Read a book or two to keep your brain from turning to mush
  • Feel free to call the college with any questions you might have; they are there to help you
  • Register for Classes.


Junior Year

All Year

  • Create a list of your top college choices
  • Visit colleges to get a feel for the school (have a list of questions to ask)
  • Attend college fairs and information sessions held at your high school to learn more about the colleges that interest you
  • Concordia College Fairs

October

  • Take the PSAT

March

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