Senior Information

Junior Parent College Night Presentation

Were you not able to attend the Junior Parent College Night?
Here to view the Class of 2022 presentation.

THE NEXT STEP – A student and parent guide for post secondary planning

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College Timeline for Your Senior Year

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  • Meet with your counselor.

  • Do your college research. Attend college fairs, plan college visits, schedule meetings with college admissions counselors. 

  • Finalize your college list down to the schools you want to apply to.

  • Start your Common Application.

  • Register for a Fall administration of the SAT and/or ACT. (Watch registration deadlines. Make sure to pickup a fee waiver from Mrs. Catlin if you are on free or reduced lunch!)

  • Start your FAFSA. The FAFSA is now accepted as early as Oct. 1st.

  • Attend financial aid night at Greenwich in the Fall.  


  • Attend select college representative visits at GCS.

  • Ask for recommendation letters. Remember to complete your Senior Questionnaire and turn it into Mrs. Catlin at least 3 weeks before your documents are due to your colleges of choice. I will not be able to guarantee paperwork be submitted with less notice.

  • *****Submit Early Decision/Early Action applications!!! (Keep an eye on these due dates)

  • *****Submit regular decision applications by winter break if possible.

  • Check with Mrs. Facin and your colleges for scholarship opportunities. Continue to do this all year!


  • Complete financial aid forms and submit by the deadline.

  • Submit college applications if you have not done so already.

  • Receive Early Decision/ Early Action/Rolling Admissions notifications. (inform your counselors)


  • Receive regular admissions notifications and financial aid award letters.

May- June

  • Send tuition deposit to the college of your choice. Usually due May 1st! 

  • Request that a final transcript be sent to your college from Mrs. Facin or Mrs. Catlin.

  • Graduation!!

Forms for Seniors

If you would like a counselor recommendation, please fill out the following questioner
and submit to Mrs. Catlin. Please all ow 2 to 3 weeks notice.