Dr. Christopher Wojeski

Principal

27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8222

 

leaf bullet Senior Checklist

SEPTEMBER

  • Outline ideas for your college admission and scholarship essays

  • Register to re-take the SAT, SAT II or ACT

  • Students interested in playing Division I or II college sports will need to obtain the NCAA Guide for the College bound Athlete and register for the NCAA Clearinghouse. These are available in the guidance office or online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

  • Check for specific admission requirements at your colleges of interest, such as portfolio or interview requirements, early decision deadlines, etc.

  • Visit www.fastweb.com for available scholarships

 

OCTOBER

  • Check to see if your college of interest requires the CSS Financial Aid Profile and register with them online or by phone. Forms are available in the guidance office.

  • Utilize the resources in the guidance office to help you with your future plans

  • Take the October or November SAT or ACT

 

NOVEMBER

  • Ask two or three teachers if they would be willing to write you a college or scholarship recommendation. Talk with them about your future plans and give them a copy of your resume. Give them sufficient time to write it and make sure you let them know what do to with it when they are finished (i.e. pick it up from them or have them return it to the guidance office – it’s helpful to keep a copy in your file)

  • Give your guidance counselor any “Secondary School Reports” from your college application packets.

  • Attend the Financial Aid Workshop at FMCC to become familiar wit the financial aid process

 

DECEMBER

  • Complete all of your college applications and mail them

  • Please notify the guidance office where your transcripts need to be sent.

  • Fee waivers are also available to cover the cost of college application fees. See your guidance counselor for them.

  • Follow up on any scholarship opportunities available

  • Check for the “financial aid priority” deadlines at your college choices

 

JANUARY

  • Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1st. Forms are available in the guidance office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov  Specific FAFSA school codes are available in the guidance office.

  • Make a copy of everything you send to schools, as well as the date it was mailed/transmitted

  • If you are male and eighteen years old you need to register for the Selective Service in order to complete your FAFSA. You are not eligible unless you are registered.

  • Access the financial aid hotline with any questions. It is available through the entire month of January.

  • LAST chance to complete college applications. If you are still unsure about future plans, please see your counselor for assistance.

 

FEBRUARY

  • Complete and mail in your FAFSA. If you plan on attending a New York State college you will be sent a TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). Follow the directions to make sure HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) has sent it to the school or your choice.

  • Continue checking in the guidance office and the school website for scholarship opportunities that may arise.

  • If you have not visited your colleges of interest, schedule to do so during the Mayfield vacations.

 

MARCH/APRIL

  • Review your financial aid award letters to select the best deal for you.

  • Contact the financial aid office if your financial situation has changed in any way since the previous year

  • Ask colleges about specific payment plan options for paying your college bill

 

MAY

  • Notify the college of your choice of your intent to enroll

  • If you’ve been “wait-listed,” talk to the college admissions counselor about how you can strengthen your application/portfolio

Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 7

Special Board of Ed meeting; 7 p.m., District Office

Tues, Aug 15

Board of Ed meeting, Executive Session; 6:30 p.m, District Office; Regular meeting; 7 pm Upper Library

Thur, Aug 24

Board Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Upper Library

Mon, Sept 4

Closed for Labor Day

Tues, Sept 5

Supt. Conference Day;  All Staff

Wed, Sept 6

First Day of Classes for all students

Tues, Sept 19

Board of Ed meeting, Executive Session; 6:30 p.m, District Office; Regular meeting; 7 pm Upper Library