College / Career Outline For Students
Step by step, you can make informed decisions about your education, do well academically, learn about colleges and find the best possibilities for a college education or career.
- Register for the October PSAT exam
- Read the Counseling Center Newsletter: Published monthly the Counseling Center Newsletter contains timely information about testing and deadlines, upcoming college visits and open houses and scholarship and financial aid information. Donít miss this important information.
- Take challenging classes in English, mathematics, science, social studies, a foreign language, business, technology, and the arts.
- Meet with your school counselor to discuss career options, college programs, and their requirements.
- Continue or become involved in school-or community-based extracurricular activities.
- Research college's options. Write these schools to request information and an application for admission. Be sure to ask about special admissions requirements, financial aid, and deadlines. Research information using college catalogues and handbooks, the INTERNET. And GIS system located in the counseling center.
- Meet with college representatives in the counseling center and at Spring College Fair.
- Take advantage of opportunities to visit colleges and talk to students.
- Register for and take the SAT I, the ACT, SAT II Subject Tests and any other exams required for admission to the colleges you might want to attend. If you have difficulty paying the registration fee, see your school counselor about getting a fee waiver.
- Explore career options using resources available in the Counseling Center.
- Speak with your school counselor: Your Counselor can help you look at your interests and help to prioritize the many variables in your decision making process. They can help you get started in the right track, and can be afraid to step in and communicate about any problems or, successes you may be having!
- Continue to take a challenging course load, as colleges and employees are seeking the best prepared students.
- Meet with your counselor in September / October to discuss your college choices.
- Check the Counseling Center for college applications needed. Write or call the collegeís admissions office for any other applications needed.
- Speak with the College representatives who visit the Counseling Center.
- Make appointments for college interviews and visits.
- Ask teachers, counselors, and coaches for letters of recommendation early in September.
- Consider college essay topics and begin drafts.
- Register to take the SAT I, SAT II Subject Test, and ACT exam in early fall.
- Check the Counseling Center Newsletter for Scholarships and Colleges visiting Tamarac.
- Prepare your application carefully! Follow all instructions and pay close attention to deadlines!
- Completed applications and application fee should be submitted to the Counseling Center by the November Counseling Center deadline.
- Check which financial forms are required by your chosen colleges.
- FAFSA must be completed for all colleges by the end of January.
- Attend the January Financial Aid night with your parents.
- Check monthly newsletter for scholarships available.
- Continue working hard in all your classes. The colleges will request grade midyear. College acceptances are not complete until the college receives final transcripts.
- Colleges will notify students of admission acceptance, rejection, or wait list offers.
- Review college offers and financial aid packages and reply to offers of admission.