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College application checklist

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For high school seniors, now is the time to start narrowing down their college lists and start getting serious about applying. To help you get organized, take a look at the following checklist to make sure you are on track.

October:

-          Try to finalize the list of colleges you want to apply to.

-          Arrange campus visits to any colleges you want to apply to but still haven’t seen.

-          Look at the application deadlines for each of the colleges you want to apply to. Also look at the early-decision deadlines.

-          Finalize your college essay. Also check to see if the colleges you are applying to require additional essays.

-          Request recommendations from teachers and guidance counselors.

-          Start looking into scholarships.

-          Take the ACT or SAT if you still need to.