Kenmore West High SchoolSenior ChecklistFirst and foremost, BE ORGANIZED! Use file folders, binders, or spreadsheets to keep information together and adhere to deadlinesSee the College Planning section to view a copy of the KW 2019/20 College Guide and power point from the College Night in OctoberYour school counselor will make an appointment for you to discuss
your Senior Review Plan in late September or early OctoberYour senior year courses and grades count!
Colleges will request a copy of your schedule and/or most current report cardGPA and rank available in OctoberRegister for SAT and/or ACT if you're planning on attending a four-year college and you haven't taken either test yet. See the SAT & ACT information page for details.Use Naviance/Family Connection to explore college majors, careers, and college choices. If you are not yet registered with this website, see your counselorVisit schools – Attend Open Houses hosted by colleges & universitiesMeet with college representatives in our Career Center (see College Rep visits at Ken West link)Attend Financial Aid Night in September at Kenmore WestBegin applying for financial aid on the FAFSA websiteAttend WNY College Consortium at Ken West in October.
Sign up to attend in the Career Center
Create an account on the Common Application, SUNY, or individual college website. Once you submit your applications through any of these websites, please let your counselor know immediately so your transcripts and other school records can be sent to the colleges.If you are interested in participating in athletics during college, you must register with NCAA (//www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/NCAA/common/index.html)Ask 1-3 people to write a recommendation letter for college applications or scholarships and send them an electronic request via Naviance. Complete your resume on Naviance - teachers will have access to view this & write you a more thorough recommendation letter. Begin working on college application essay.
Submit your applications at least two weeks before the college application deadline and notify your counselor immediately after you have submitted an application online. This will ensure your application and transcript is received in a timely manner