Class of 2020 Checklist

ALL SENIORS should attend Senior Family and Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, September 17 in the theater at 6pm.

Applying to your Future:

  • Sign up to meet with representatives from universities, colleges, & technical schools 2 days ahead in the Counseling Office.
  • Contact the admissions office to schedule a visit, campus tour, take a class, and meet instructors. (Do research on website prior to visit)
  • Apply to 3-5 possible universities, colleges, military or technical schools before November 1st. (Ask if you qualify for a fee waiver)
  • Request transcripts for all schools/programs you are applying to so that an official transcript can be sent. 
  • Complete a senior recommendation form and provide a copy to teacher if you are requesting a letter of recommendation. (Thank you note)
  • Confirm that your social networks are appropriate.

College Athletics:

  • Athletes: Register for the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net orwww.naia.cstv.com if you plan to compete in college.
  • Send an official transcript to NCAA and/or NAIA and communicate with your coach and counselor regularly about your school choices.
  • Generate an athletic video, resume and cover letter. Complete any online Recruit Me forms. (All should be free.)

Explore Future Options: (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

  • Research career options and compare colleges with majors including programs of interest using XELLO. www.xello.world
  • Research requirements prior to be able to apply to one college/technical school on Future Focus Day - October 3rd.
  • Meet with military recruiters who will be available once each semester during lunch. The ASVAB – used for military entrance (free career test) will be administered at PCHS on Tuesday, November 12th at 8am in the MP Room. Sign up in advance with Mrs. Coon

Financial Aid and Scholarships: www.fafsa.ed.gov / www.isac.org

  • Create a parent and student Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) with separate emails.
  • Attend financial aid meetings – FAFSA completion Thursday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm or Thursday, November 7th at 6pm in the LC.
  • Sign up to meet with our ISAC representative (mentoring, applications, and financial assistance) at PCHS with at least two days in advance.
  • Keep your 2018 tax information and become familiar with options for paying for post-high school education at StudentAid.Ed.Gov.

School Year AttendingFAFSA Application OpensWhich Year’s Tax Information is Required
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021October 1, 20192018 (Class of 2020)

ICC Information: www.icc.edu

  • Sign up to visit our ICC representative at PCHS with the secretary in the Counseling Office two days in advance. ICC visits once a month. Check announcements for dates / Explore ICC programs /Honors/Transfer Center and scholarships available.
  • Apply Online, Complete a Transcript Request, Register for the ICC Placement Test (Accuplacer reading/math), and check email often.
  • Attend ICC College Night on Wednesday, Oct 16th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Testing (Optional): www.collegeboard.orgorwww.actstudent.org

  • Register online if you plan to retake the SAT (Khan Academy) or take the ACT. (Ask if you qualify for a fee waiver).

School Code: 143415 * PCHS GPA is weighted but we do not rank students. * Senior Class total: 426

Start & End dates for the Class of 2020 are: August 22, 2016 to May 12, 2020.  


Calendar For College Bound Seniors

  • Visit college campuses
  • Try to zero in on 3-5 schools
  • Apply to colleges online including personal essays (if needed)
  • Fill out transcript request form on PCHS website under student section of main menu or here
  • Research Early Action/Early Decision application options and deadlines
  • Consider taking the ACT in September or October (Register Here) (optional)
  • Consider retaking SAT in October (Register here)
  • Create a personal email address that is not your PCHS account.
  • Develop list of your activities, academic honors, and volunteer work
  • Attend PCHS Senior Family and Financial Aid Night
  • Continue to apply to colleges online including personal essays (if needed)
  • Fill out transcript request form on PCHS website under student section of main menu (link) or a hard copy in counseling office
  • Meet with college reps
  • Complete senior information sheet for letters of recommendation and to help fill out college applications
  • Write thank you notes to people who are writing your recommendations
  • Anticipate a meeting with your counselor individually
  • Complete financial aid application (FAFSA) at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Attend ICC College Night
  • Meet with college reps
  • Visit colleges
  • Continue application process with counselor
  • Begin researching scholarship opportunities through national websites or PCHS website on Counseling page (link)
  • Consider retaking SAT
  • Midterm exams – grades still very important (colleges look at final transcripts)
  • Attend FAFSA Completion workshop
  • Visit college open houses
  • College applications should be completed and submitted to schools – remember to fill out transcript request form online (link) or in counseling office
  • Continue to research scholarship opportunities – many websites available
  • Attend FAFSA Completion workshop (If not already filed)
  • Continue to research scholarship opportunities – many websites available (link)
  • Final Exams
  • Back to the books – Remember grades still count
  • Busy time for scholarships! Check the announcements and PCHS website or counseling office.(link) Make sure that you submit applications by the deadline!
  • Continue to research other scholarship opportunities
  • Midterm Exams
  • Be sure to check online for the status of your college application
  • Return to your college of choice any declaration-of-intent forms, housing, contracts and deposits, etc.
  • Continue researching scholarship opportunities at PCHS and your college of choice
  • ICC Placement test at PCHS
  • Receive financial aid acknowledgement letter
  • Make college visits to help make final decision
  • Make final decision on your school of choice by May 1
  • Notify other schools that you will not be attending
  • Inform your counselor if you have received any scholarships
  • Complete final transcript request
  • Request health records from the Nurse’s Office
  • Final exams
  • Graduation