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Timetable

This timetable has been developed to help students keep abreast of the activities, deadlines, and responsibilities that she will have to take care of as she prepares for college.

Junior Year

January:
  • Juniors begin reading college guides, catalogs and websites.
  • January 11: Registration Deadline for February 9 ACT
  • College Guidance Kickoff Meeting with Parents-January 17,
    7 p.m., Duchesne Hall
February:
  • February 8: Registration deadline for March 9 SAT
  • February 9: ACT
  • Naviance passwords for students distributed.
  • Parents begin scheduling appointments with the College Guidance Office. Note: Parents should only schedule a meeting after they have completed the Parent Questionnaire and their daughter has met individually with the College Guidance Office.
  • Juniors are encouraged to pursue a variety of constructive summer plans (i.e. exchange programs, volunteer work, summer enrichment courses, work experience, internships, etc.). There are many challenging and exciting programs open to high school rising Seniors; many programs are advertised in the NCDS library.
  • Plan for visiting colleges during March Break
March:
  • March 8: Registration deadline for April 13 ACT
  • March 9: SAT
  • Juniors continue making individual appointments with the College Guidance Office.
  • Students should visit colleges over March Break.
  • Juniors should continue pursuing their summer plans.
April:
  • Juniors continue making individual appointments with the College Guidance Counselor.
  • April 4-5: Boston National College Fair at the Seaport World Trade Center
  • April 5: Registration deadline for May 4 SAT
  • April 13: ACT
  • April 28: BISCCA College Fairs 
         -Milton Academy: 1-3 p.m.
         -Merrimack College: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Group meeting with Juniors to discuss Subject Tests and Teacher Recommendations.
May:
  • May 3: Registration Deadline for June 1 SAT
  • May 3: Registration Deadline for June 8 ACT
  • May 5: SAT
  • Juniors receive summer college guidance assignment.
  • Students continue to meet with the College Guidance Office to explore college options and to discuss senior year course selection.
  • Juniors contact colleges they plan to visit to arrange tours and interviews. If a student plans to pursue athletics, the arts, or a particular major, she should request a meeting with someone in that area.
Summer:
  • June 1: SAT
  • June 8: ACT
  • June 14: Registration Deadline for July 13 ACT
  • July 26: Anticipated registration deadline for anticipated August 24 SAT
  • Visit colleges. (Students should plan college visits for the summer as the fall is a hectic time for seniors.)
  • Complete College Guidance summer assignment.
  • Juniors should explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities. A visit to the Education Resources Institute at the Boston Public Library is recommended.
  • August 11: Anticipated Registration Deadline for anticipated September 14 ACT

Senior Year

At every college, acceptance is contingent upon the student's maintaining or improving her level of achievement. The institutions retain the prerogative to withdraw the acceptance if the student demonstrates a marked drop in performance.Specific deadlines and detailed information on submitting applications are distributed in September.
 

September:

  • September 7: Registration deadline for October 5 SAT
  • September 14: ACT
  • September 21: Registration deadline for October 26 ACT
  • Seniors meet with College Guidance Office to discuss college list, visits, interviews, etc.
  • Seniors register for the October and November SATs and the October ACTs.
  • Senior Group begins. Students submit first draft of college essay and Common Application.
  • Seniors attend college representative presentations at NCDS.

October:

  • October 1: FAFSA available to file
  • October 3: MEFA seminar "Paying for College: Seminar on Financial Aid" for parents/gaurdians, 7-8:30 p.m., Noble and Greenough School
  • October 5: Registration deadline for November 2 SAT
  • October 5: SAT
  • October 26: ACT
  • Seniors register for December SAT and Subject Tests.
  • All applications for Early Decision/Early Action with November deadlines will be completed and forms submitted to College Guidance at least two weeks prior to deadline.
  • Seniors continue to attend college presentations at NCDS.
  • Seniors should continue exploring financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
November:
  • November 2: Registration deadline for December 7 SAT
  • November 2: Registration deadline for December 14 ACT
  • November 2: SAT
  • SAT and Subject Tests. (Language with Listening tests are only offered in November.)
  • All applications for December deadlines will be completed and forms submitted to College Guidance at least two weeks prior to deadline.
  • The CSS Profile registration (for financial aid) becomes available
December:
  • December 7: SAT
  • December 14: ACT
  • Early application notification
  • Work on supplements for Regular Decision
  • BISCCA Financial Aid Information Night for parents.
  • Seniors should submit forms to College Guidance Office for colleges with deadlines in January or later.
  • Students should register for the CSS Profile by mid-December once final college lists are completed.
January:
  • Time to recommit to Senior year studies. Although applications have been sent, all colleges will receive senior grades at the end of January.
  • Complete financial aid applications.
  • Seniors should begin thinking about their summer plans. There are many challenging and exciting programs open to recent high school graduates.
February-March:
  • Students should inform the College Guidance Office of all admissions decisions and scholarship awards as they arrive.
April:
  • Regular application notification
  • Students should inform the College Guidance Office of all admissions decisions and scholarship awards.
  • Seniors begin final decision-making based on offers of admission and financial aid.
  • Seniors complete Senior Projects (April-May)
May:
  • Students make decision on where they will attend and send in one deposit--due May 1, Candidate’s Reply Date.
  • Seniors should advise College Guidance Office of plans to remain active on wait lists.
June:
  • Graduation