Use this guide to help you accomplish your post-secondary goals 

Twelfth Grade - First Semester

  • Do NOT take it easy your senior year 

  • Keep active in a in athletics, academic, extracurricular, and/or community activities

  • Once you receive your ACT scores, determine whether you need to register again for the ACT

  • Attend the THS College Night Presentation in September which will cover the college application process, financial aid, and testing.  Reps from area colleges will be available for Q & A session 

  • Receive your Senior Survival Guide and discuss the packet with your parents

  • Meet individually with your counselor to discuss the college application process and any questions or concerns you may have

  • Attend College Informational Workshops held at THS during the school day.  Watch for announcements

  • Prepare for writing College Admission Essays by working with your English teacher.

  • Attend a college fair

    • In October, SIUE will host a IACAC Illinois Regional College Fair 

  • Visit Colleges

  • Make a final choice of three to five postsecondary options that meet your needs and interests

  • Complete the FAFSA any time after October 1st

  • Attend a FAFSA workshop

  • Complete and mail college applications by October 31st

  • Student athletes planning to attend a Division 1 or Division 2 school need to apply with the NCAA clearinghouse  or NAIA clearinghouse (if applicable)

Twelfth Grade - Second Semester

  • Apply for all financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are also posted on the guidance website, the Knights Landing bulletin board, as well as in the guidance office

    • Other Scholarship Opportunities - Fast Web

  • Continue to participate in school and community activities 

  • Register and take AP Exams (if applicable)

  • Attend a college fair if you haven’t chosen a college

    • In February, SWIC will host a college fair where over 100 colleges will be in attendance along with financial aid workshops

  • Commit to a college of choice by National College Decision Day - May 1st 

  • Select your “next step” 

  • Graduate! 

  • Register for College Classes