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Hidden Lake High School

Achieving Excellence

swoop Senior Year Planning
Register for the SAT if you are considering college - see your counselor
Finalize list of schools to which you'll apply
Research your choices on the internet or the counseling office
Download all applications for the college to which you'll apply
Check out the "Common Application"  
get your applications in order by creating files for your target schools.  List application requirements and deadlines for each.
Begin working on the application process
Complete the student profile before requesting letter of recommendation. Make additional copies for each person writing a letter of recommendation.
Arrange for teachers to write recommendation as needed.
See your counselor to discuss your plans after graduation
Finalize your required essay if you are applying to selective schools and have it proofread!
request an official transcript from the Registrar in the Main Office
Discuss college costs with your parents
Apply for Financial aid
Apply for scholarships (see Scholarships page)
Send "thank you" notes to those who wrote recommendations for you
Complete the College Opportunity Fund (COF) at www.collegeincolorado.org
Pick up financial aid worksheets and directions for filing out the FAFSA; submit as soon after January 1st as possible
Expect to be notified by all colleges and universities by mid-April 
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