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Application Timeline for Most 4-Year Colleges with Higher Acceptance Rates

Colleges that fall in this category include: CU Boulder, CU Denver, CSU, University of Denver, Univ. of Washington (Final Transcript only), Cal Poly SLO (Final Transcript only), and Santa Clara University.

Sept - NovAttend College Rep Visits in the Counseling Center. Learn more.
OctoberOptional: Take the PSAT/NMSQT as practice for the SAT or to qualify for National Merit Scholarship. Learn more.
Sept - DecIf you anticipate a heavy schedule in spring semester, consider taking SAT or ACT this semester. Learn more.
AprilAttend the Fairview College Planning Night for Juniors and their families. Learn more.
AprilTake state sponsored SAT or take ACT. Learn more.
MayWrite a practice essay. This may be assigned in your LA class. Learn more.
May or JuneConsider taking SAT Subject Tests in your best subjects. Learn more.
Social MediaClean it up!
Finalize College ListAnalyze your reasons for applying. Is it really a good match for you? Learn more.
Application TypesFamiliarize yourself with typical application systems used by colleges: Common App, college-specific apps, and the new Coalition app. Learn more.
College Application DeadlinesFamiliarize yourself with deadline choices offered by colleges (ED, EA, RD, etc.). Learn more.
Make a ChecklistFor each college on your final list, collect specific application requirements. Use Fairview's College Application Checklist as a template and customize to fit your needs.     Excel      PDF
Work on EssaysWrite an essay according to the prompts on your college application instructions. Learn more.
Sept - NovAttend College Rep Visits in the Counseling Center. Learn more.
Sept - NovIf necessary, retake SAT/ACT Tests. Learn more.
SeptemberAttend College Application Night for Seniors and their families. Learn more.
SeptemberAttend Counselor-led ICAP lessons to learn about the Fairview application process. Learn more.
SeptemberIf required, speak personally to teachers or counselor about writing recommendation letters for you. Prepare required materials. Learn more.
OctoberBegin filing period for financial aid forms: FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required). Learn more.
Oct - MayLook for scholarships. Learn more.
Mid-NovemberRD Applicants - Submit the following, if required:
Submit materials to counselor and teachers who are writing recommendation letters for you.
Submit Transcript Request Record to Counseling Office. Learn more.
Early DecemberRD Applicants: Send test scores, if required. Learn more.
WARNING: Electronic does NOT equal immediate! Score delivery can take more than two weeks.
January 1Typical RD application deadline. View examples of colleges that have non-typical deadlines.
JanuaryIf required, request Mid-Year Transcripts (one month before Feb deadline). Learn more.
Mid-FebruaryTypical deadline for Mid-Year Transcripts.
March - AprilFAFSA and CSS Profile deadlines for Regular Decision (RD) applicants applying for financial aid. Learn more.
Mid-March - April 1Colleges release decisions to Regular Decision (RD) applicants.
AprilMake final college choice. Learn more.
May 1Typical RD student reply deadline.
Before Graduation Request final transcript and report results. Learn more.