5 Things Seniors Should Know During their Senior Year!
1. FAFSA opens October 1
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1. High school seniors attending a college, university, trade school or any institution of high learning needs to fill out this application. It will determine how much federal aid you can receive in order to pay for school. You will need your parent’s 2016 tax information to complete this application.
2. College isn’t as scary as you think
You might have your expectations and thoughts around how your college coursework will be. However, don’t over think it. Professors know that you are transitioning from high school to college and other students in your class are in the same boat as you. Don’t feel intimidated or doubt your greatness! It’s a new beginning for everyone, as long as you try, plan out your assignments and ask for help when needed you will be fine.
3. You should have a professional email address
If your email is [email protected] or [email protected] it’s time to create a new email address. Colleges and future employers examine every piece of information you provide about yourself. Stick with something simple such as [email protected] or if your name is common it is okay to add a number at the end of your last name.
4. Get in the habit of checking your email
Email is a very important source of communication in the adult world. If you apply for scholarships email is the quickest way you’ll receive notifications about your application. Important reminders and information from your future college will most likely come via email as well. Get used to it now because in college checking your email for information is key.
5. Stay on top of important dates and deadlines
Most likely you have a smartphone so use it wisely! Add important dates and deadlines to your calendar on your phone so you won’t forget when something is due. Deadlines such as the ACT and SAT sign up, college application acceptance, FAFSA and that five-page paper for history class should all be planned out in a calendar or planner. Work smart Lions.