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Make sure to check out our July Checklists for HS Juniors and HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
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Your May Checklist: HS Seniors

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edited May 1 in STUDENT LOUNGE
Current high school seniors are working toward graduation while trying to make final decisions about which college to attend. Make sure you follow our May checklist and consult these quick resources that can help.

1. Take the AP tests

Essential Reading:
1. Should I Take Online AP Exams If I Know I’ll Do Poorly?

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated AP Tests Preparation forum.

2. Navigate waitlists

Essential Readings:
1. Wait-Listed and Still Haven't Heard Yet? Consider These Options
2. How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?
3. Can I Withdraw from a College Commitment After Waitlist Acceptance from Another?
4. Waitlist Help
5. Waitlist 2024: Are Colleges Going to Waitlist Early?
6. Waitlist Updates During COVID-19

Deep dive into our community's vast knowledge and expertise and read through more insightful forum discussions from waitlisted students.

3. Consider your financial aid options

Essential Readings:
1. 3 Ways to Save Money on College
2. Your Guide to Grant Aid
3. Which State Schools Do Not Charge an OOS Rate (and Will Also Give Merit Scholarships)?
4. EFC Formula for 2020-21 Released
5. The Psychological Effects of Loan Debt

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated Financial Aid & Scholarships forum.

4. Make a decision, pick the best school for you

Essential Readings:
1. How to Get the Most Out of Virtual College Tours
2. Can Student Deposit at Multiple Colleges Due to COVID-19 Visit Restrictions?
3. What to Do if You Can't Visit Campuses to Make Your College Decision
4. Got into UCLA, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Duke. Why I Chose UPenn?
5. Directory of Virtual Campus Tours
6. Waitlist Updates During COVID-19

5. Apply for housing

Essential Readings:
1. 5 Tips Help Guide Your College Housing Application Process
2. Consider These Tips When Selecting a College Roommate
3. 3 Tips Help Graduating Seniors Prep for College

Deep dive into our community's vast knowledge and expertise and read through more insightful forum discussions on housing.
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