BFHS CEEB Code: 363405

Contact Information
Mrs. Jean Horn (A-J)
jhorn@fenwickfalcons.org
Phone: (513) 423-0723 x.239

Mrs. Vicki Weisbrod (K-Z)
vweisbrod@fenwickfalcons.org
Phone: (513) 423-0723 x.218

 

College Planning Checklist


FRESHMAN YEAR

  • Develop good study habits
  • Learn about extra-curricular activities - many colleges consider talent and leadership
  • Visit your Guidance Counselor
  • Begin high school resume of extra-curricular activities
  • Monitor involvement with FACEBOOK - can affect college admission

SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • Continue with good study habits - work hard in classes (GPA matters!)
  • Take the PSAT Test
  • Check in with your Guidance Counselor
  • Consider attending the local College Fair in April
  • Find summer job to start saving for college
  • Participate in volunteer activities

JUNIOR YEAR

  • Keep working hard in your classes - keep raising that GPA!
  • Start a list of colleges you are interested in ñ consider performing a free college search at www.collegeboard.com or www.fastweb.com
  • Take the PSAT - seriously
  • Initiate contact with colleges to request information and learn about preview days
  • Attend College Fairs
  • Plan to visit colleges during vacations - especially summer
  • Explore SAT/ACT review courses
  • Register to take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring
  • Complete Junior Resume
  • Meet with counselor for Junior Planning Meeting
  • Talk as a family about college costs. Estimate costs at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
  • Request teacher recommendations in the spring
  • Begin writing college application essays during the summer
  • Continue to monitor involvement with FACEBOOK

SENIOR YEAR

  • Continue studying - NO senioritis! (colleges can revoke admissions)
  • Revise student resume
  • Register for the ACT and/or SAT, if necessary (including retakes)
  • Visit with College Representatives in the fall
  • Finalize list of colleges - visit, visit, visit!
  • Attend local and/or national College Fairs
  • Organize applications by creating files for each target school - list requirements/deadlines
  • Attend financial aid Workshop with your parents in late fall
  • Secure teacher letters of recommendation
  • Complete online college applications
  • Submit transcript requests and/or counselor recommendations to the Guidance Office (remember to watch deadlines)
  • See Guidance Counselor as needed to help with college application process
  • Complete FAFSA after January 1st
  • Continue with scholarship search - diligently watch Fenwick website for updates
  • Notify Guidance Counselor of college acceptance and/or scholarship awards
  • Notify your college of your plans to attend by accepting aid package and
  • Submit housing request and send in deposit