Senior-Year Calendar

At the beginning of senior year each student makes an appointment with the director of college counseling to discuss summer visits and interviews, to define more clearly goals and aspirations for college, and to plan the busy year ahead. The student should have at least one application filled out by this time, especially the personal essay.

We start with a group meeting but individual conferences must occur regularly to ensure that we are moving forward. Each student must keep a record of visits, interviews, SAT and ACT test registration numbers, check numbers, and dates. There is a great deal of paperwork involved in college admissions procedures, and orderly record keeping is crucial.

Late August
  • Senior College Counseling Workshop
  • First SAT available for seniors.

SeptemberFirst ACT available for seniors.
Sept. 15Visits to PCD by college representatives begin.
OctoberSAT & ACT tests.
October 1By this date, and no later, students must ask their teachers for recommendations.
October 15Last day for seniors to inform College Counseling that they are applying early action or early decision.
  • Early Decision and Early Action applications due at colleges.
  • SAT


All applications must be completed by students and sent to the colleges. Students must also ensure that two teacher recommendations are sent to each school.

NovemberFinancial Aid Night
  • Early Decision and Early Action results received from most colleges that have these plans.
  • Winter: Early Decision II, Early Action, and Rolling Admissions results released.
  • SAT & ACT (last SAT available for seniors).

FebruaryLast ACT available for seniors.
Mid-AprilAll decisions made by colleges, except Waiting List students.

May 1Students must respond to offers of admission by this date.
MayAdvanced Placement Tests are given during two weeks in early May.