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Timeline for the Class of 2023

College Search and Application Timeline

NOVEMBER 2021 

  • Junior Seminar begins at the start of Q2

  • Students begin work in Naviance 

  • November 30 - College Kickoff Program for Class of 2023 Parents, 7pm (virtual) 

DECEMBER 2021

  • Junior Seminar continues

  • December 4 – SAT

  • December 7 -  PSAT results available

  • December 11 – ACT 

  • Parents begin work in Naviance 

  • December 18 - January 3 - WINTER BREAK

JANUARY 2022

  • January 7 - registration deadline for February 12  ACT

  • January 12 - Athletic recruitment presentation (9th, 10th, and 11th), 7pm,  virtual

  • Individual student appointments with college counselor begin

  • Junior Seminar continues until end of Q2

FEBRUARY 2022

  • February 11 – registration deadline for March  SAT

  • February 12 – ACT 

  • February 15  - College Case Studies program for 11th grade students and parents, 7pm (virtual) 

  • February 25 - Registration deadline for April 2 ACT

  • Visit colleges over Presidents’ Day Weekend, if possible, or attend virtual Open Houses

  • Individual student appointments with college counselor continue

  • Family conferences with college counselor begin 

MARCH 2022

  • March 12 – SAT

  • Family conferences continue

  • March 25 – April 5 - SPRING BREAK – Visit colleges, if possible 

APRIL 2022

  • April 2 - ACT 

  • April 8- registration deadline for May 7 SAT

  • April 13 -  College Counseling Keynote for parents/caregivers, 7pm

  • Family conferences continue 

MAY 2022

  • May 2-May 13 - AP exams administration 

  • May 5- registration deadline for June 5 SAT 

  • May 6 - registration deadline for June 11 ACT 

  • May 7 – SAT 

  • May TBD - Philadelphia Independent School sponsored college fair

  • Request two (2) letters of recommendation from eleventh grade teachers 

JUNE 2022

  • Deadline to request two (2) teacher letters of recommendation prior to close of school 

  • June 4 – SAT 

  • June 11 - ACT (PC’s 2022 Commencement is also this day.)

  • June 17 – registration deadline for July ACT

  • SUMMER BREAK - Visit colleges  and attend virtual admissions programs

    JULY 2022

  • College Counseling Office will be open - email to check director’s availability

  • July 16 - ACT 

  • SUMMER BREAK - Visit Colleges, if possible and/or attend virtual programs
     

AUGUST 2022

  • August TBD - Common Application Workshop with College Counseling team

  • August 27 - SAT *anticipated date

  • Begin Common Application, www.commonapp.org

  • Outline and draft essay topics

  • SUMMER BREAK - Visit Colleges
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SEPTEMBER 2022

  • Senior Seminar begins

  • Students refine working list of colleges with “September Information Update”

  • Individual student conferences; family conferences as needed

  • September TBD – Nuts & Bolts Evening Program for Class of 2023 Parents, 7pm

  • September TBD  - ACT 

  • College admissions representatives conduct high school visits with seniors (virtual and/or in person depending on guidelines)

  • Student access to Naviance is switched to “view only” capability

  • Students begin submitting “Pink Sheets” (Application request form) to their counselors 

  • Confirm two (2) teacher recommendations 

OCTOBER 2022

  • Individual student conferences continue

  • October 1 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available to file as required

  • October 1 - CSS Financial Aid Profile available to file as required

  • October 1 - SAT *anticipated date

  • October TBD  -  ACT 

  • College admissions representatives continue to do in person or virtual visits with seniors

  • Prepare Early Decision, Early Action, and Rolling applications

  • Students continue to submit “Pink Sheets” (transcript request form)

  • Senior Seminar continues through Q1

NOVEMBER 2022

  • Individual student conferences continue
  • November 5 - SAT *anticipated date
  • November 1 & 15- Early Decision/Early Action deadlines
  • November TBD: FAFSA completion program hosted by PHEAA, PA Higher Education Assistance Agency
  • November TBD – Financial Aid program, Philadelphia Independent School families 
  • College admissions representatives continue to do in person or virtual visits with seniors
  • Students finalize list of colleges with “November Information Update”
  • Students complete applications
  • Students continue to submit “Pink Sheets” (transcript request form)
  • File FAFSA as required 
  • File CSS Profile as required
     

DECEMBER 2022

  • Individual student conferences continue

  • Students continue to submit “Pink Sheets” (transcript request form) to counselors

  • December 1- Early Action deadlines

  • December 3 - SAT *anticipated date

  • December TBD - ACT 

  • December 15  - Early decision notifications arrive in mid-December over a two week period

  • WINTER BREAK 

JANUARY 2023

  • January 1 through 15 -  Regular Decision deadlines

  • File financial aid forms as required 

  • Students confirm list of colleges with “January Information Update”

FEBRUARY 2023

  •   The great wait begins!  Keep us informed of all developments.

MARCH 2023

  •   Admissions decisions begin to arrive from colleges

APRIL 2023

  •  Admissions decisions continue to arrive from colleges

  • Attend accepted student programs

MAY 2023

  • May 1 - National Candidates’ Reply Date. Enrollment deposit at one college must be submitted by this date.

JUNE 2023

  • June 9 - Graduation, OPC!