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Senior Year Calendar

September

  • Schedule an appointment with a high school guidance counselor as soon as possible. Learn the requirements for high school graduation and college admission.
  • Ask your guidance counselor about college-related tests, financial aid, and other matters.
  • First chance to take ACT (www.actstudent.org)
  • Take the most challenging classes you can, and keep at least a "B" average.
  • Schedule Tuesday Tour (www.OCC.edu/TuesdayTour)
  • Apply for Admission to OCC (occ.edu/freshman)

October

  • Look online at college you're interested in. Ask your parent or guardian to take you to visit campuses. Take our Tuesday Tour.
  • Set up a saving account for college if you don't already have one. Add to it every month. Ask grandparents and other relatives to contribute to it if they can.
  • Get a part-time job and add regularly to your college fund. 
  • Attend a Tuesday Tour (www.OCC.edu/TuesdayTour)
  •  Second Chance to take ACT (www.actstudent.org)

November

  • Compare costs (tuition, books, supplies, living expenses) and scholarship opportunities at your favorite colleges (www.OCC.edu/scholarships).
  • Attend "The Event" on OCC's campus (www.OCC.edu/TheEvent)
  • Take a career assessment test, then research what experience and education are required for potential careers.

December

January

  • Finalize Acceptance for Scholarship Deadline
  • Apply for President's and Richardson Dean's Scholarship (www.OCC.edu/Scholarships)
  •  Submit Highest Praise Application (www.OCC.edu/HighestPraise)
  • Keep track of the college you apply to and hear from. Be sure to meet all filing deadlines for admission and financial aid.

February

  • President's and Richardson Dean's Scholarship Deadline (www.OCC.edu/Scholarships)
  • File Tax Return
  • Fourth Chance to take ACT (www.actstudent.org)
  • Schedule Personal Campus Visit (www.OCC.edu/Visit)
  • After you're accepted to college, visit the campus one more time before making your final decision. Talk over your choices with a parent, guardian or guidance counselor.

March

April

May

  • High School Graduation
  • Add money you get for gifts or from other sources to your college fund. Every little bit helps.
  • Finalize Acceptance for Fall Fast Track 1 Deadline (www.OCC.edu/FT)

June

July

  • Pack for College 

August

  • Finish Packing and Move!!!