Timelines for Juniors & Seniors


College Timeline for Class of 2017
August 22-November Students schedule follow up conferences with their counselor. ALL SENIORS are to have met with their college counselor by the middle of November.
September-November College representatives visit Visitation during the school day. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to attend these visits for the colleges on their lists.
September 14 Senior Parent College Counseling Coffee, 8:30 a.m., Heritage Room
September 16   Senior College Essay Workshop Part 1, 11:05 a.m., Nolan Center 
September 17 College Essay Workshop Part 2 (optional),  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Founders Hall
September  Seniors work on Essays in English Classes this month
September 30 Drop-in Application Help Session, during lunch in the Founders Hall Computer Lab 
October 1

FAFSA and CSS Profile forms become available online. Parents and students should complete as soon as possible.

October 6 Financial Aid Night, 7:00 p.m., Nolan Center
October 19    Senior Application Day, no school for seniors
October 28 Drop-in Application Help session, during lunch in the Founders Hall Computer Lab
November    Students continue to prepare their college applications for all schools.
December Early decision and early action candidates will begin receiving decisions from colleges.
January The college counseling office sends letters to parents confirming their daughter’s application choices.
January Mid-semester grades are automatically forwarded to all colleges where a student has applied.
March-April Final college decisions are mailed to students.
March-April Senior Transition Assemblies TBD
May 1 Deposits are due to the college where the student will enroll.

College programs that are hosted at Visitation are in BOLD above.

Standardized Testing Dates and Deadlines*
Test Date Registration Deadline
September 10 ACT August 5
October 1 SAT and Subject Tests* September 2
October 22 ACT September 16
November 5 SAT and Subject Tests* October 7
December 3 SAT and Subject Tests* November 4
December 10 ACT November 4

*Please visit the College Board and ACT websites for registration information and to confirm test dates and registration deadlines. College Board will confirm fall testing dates over the summer. Please note that foreign language subject tests with listening are only offered in November. Remember to use Visitation’s school code, 090080, when you register for the SAT and ACT!

Transcript Request Deadlines
For applications due: The deadline to submit transcript requests to the Counseling Office:
Anytime in October September 9
November  October 14
November -November  October 24
Anytime in December November 4
January  and later December 2

The College Counseling Office processes more than 1,000 applications; therefore, school materials are prepared and submitted to colleges on a rolling basis in order to meet the college deadline that is written on the transcript request.