Topic                                                                                       

Freshman/Sophomore year college planning           
(UCPS Getting Started Consultation)
Start of Fall and/or Spring terms

Junior year college planning                                             
(UCPS Finding the Right College for You Consultation)
As early as possible in junior year; no later than Spring term

Senior year college planning                                            
(UCPS Getting Admitted Consultation)
Summer prior to senior year and no later than Fall term

PSAT/NMSQT Test 
Test dates are determined by high schools.         
In 2006, high schools could administer the tests on October 18 or October 21

SAT & SAT Subject Test examination dates
and postmark registration deadlines

Exam Date 

April 1, 2006* 

May 6, 2006

June 3, 2006

October 14, 2006

November 4, 2006

December 2, 2006

January 27, 2007

March 10, 2007*

May 5, 2007 

June 2, 2007

US Regular Reg.

Feb.24

April 3

April 28

September 12

September 29

November 1

December 20

February 2

March 29

April 27

US Late Registration

March 8

April 12

May 10

September 20

October 11

November 9

January 4

February 14

April 11

May 9

* Subject Tests are not administered on this date

 

ACT Test dates and registration deadlines

Exam Date 

April 8, 2006 

June 10, 2006

September 16, 2006*

October 28, 2006

December 9, 2006

February 10, 2007**

April 14, 2007

June 9, 2007

US Regular Reg.

March 3

May 5

August 18

September 22

November 3

January 5

March 9

May 4 

US Late Registration

March 4-17

May 6-19

August 19-25

Sept 23-Oct 6

November 4-16

January 6-19

March 10-23

May 5-18

*The September 16, 2006, test date is available only in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington

** No testing in state of New York.

                            
CSS/Financial Aid Profile registration guide available
Early September

SAT/ACT Testing for Early Decision 1* applicants completed by
October - November

Early Decision/Early Decision 1 applications due                        
November 1 for most schools; no later than December 1

CSS/Financial Aid Profile for Early Decision 1 applicants due**      
November 1 - December 1

Early Action applications due
November 1 – December 15

SAT/ACT Testing for Early Decision 11* applicants completed by
November - December

Notification of admissions decisions to Early Decision 1 applicants           
Notification of financial aid award to Early Decision 1 admitted students
December 15

Notification of admissions decisions to Early Action applicants
December 15 – January 15

Early Decision 1 admitted students’ enrollment deadline                       
Early Decision 11 applications due
CSS/Financial Aid Profile for Early Decision 11 applicants due
Scholarship application deadlines
January 1 – January 15

SAT/ACT Testing for Regular Decision applicants completed by
January

Regular Decision applications due
January 1 – February 15

CSS/Financial Aid Profile for Regular Decision applicants due
January 1 – February 15
                                                         
Notification of admission decisions to Early Decision 11 applicants
Notification of financial aid award to Early Decision 11 admitted students
February 1
                  
Filling deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)***
Early Decision 11 admitted students’ enrollment deadline   
February 1- 15

Notification of admission decisions to Regular Decision applicants                       
Notification of financial aid award to Regular Decision admitted students
March 1 - April 1

Regular Decision admitted students’ enrollment deadline
Early Action admitted students’ enrollment deadline                        
May 1

AP examinations                                                                                        
May 7 – 11 (week one) and May 14 – 18 (week two), 2007
May 5 – 9 (week one) and May 12 – 16 (week two), 2008
(Contact your high school AP coordinator to register or contact www.collegeboard.com)     
                            
AP grade reports released                                                        
Early-Mid July

College housing plan deadlines
June:  housing preference questionnaires due
Late July – early August:  notification of housing assignments

High school college fairs and sessions with college representatives
September and October

Prospective applicant visits to college campuses
Juniors: Spring/Summer
Seniors: Summer/Fall

 

 
* Some schools offer two Early Decision options:  Early Decision 1 and Early Decision 11.  Both Early Decision options are binding; Early Decision means that, if accepted, a student agrees to withdraw all other applications and attend the college to which the ED application was submitted.  Such schools typically allow students who have applied under the Regular Decision plan, and whose applications are complete, to change their application status to Early Decision 11 by a certain deadline.

**Register for the CSS Profile at www.collegeboard.com.

*** Most schools prefer to receive the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1; February 15 is the final submission date by which most schools will accept the form.  Federal student financial aid guidelines require only that applications be submitted no later than June 30 – July 2.

 

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