Actions Items for April and May

The college application process can be daunting. Below are a few sample action items for April and May for Juniors and Seniors. At Lighthouse College Planning, our counselors help students and families break down the process into manageable chunks. Call us at 630-907-9830 for more information on how to get into the college of your dreams!


For Seniors
Many highly selective colleges notify seniors in the month of April. If you have been placed on a wait list, be sure to send any new information to the college.
If you are not happy with your financial aid offer, call the financial aid office and request assistance.
If you have selected a college, start preparation to go! Check the college catalogs, make a list of what you need to bring to school.
Continue to get good grades. Remember, the college will get your final transcript.


For Seniors
May 1 is the universal date to contact colleges regarding your acceptance – make your choice!
Make sure to reach your deadlines for information for your choice.
Let your high school know your school choice.

For Juniors

Take the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests (if needed) in May
and June. Take the ACT.
Prepare for finals! Your GPA is an important component to your college admissions packet.