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Senior Information
The Capstone Year! 

Registration deadline for October ACT/SAT. Ask your counselor about the one time fee waiver offered for students who need assistance in paying for the ACT exam.

NMSQT semi-finalist announced.

Review transcript and courses to be sure you have met all requirements for graduation and for your particular college admissions or technical school admissions. Narrow down your lists of schools. Be sure you have realistic goals. Request applications from schools early.

Cave County College Fair is normally held in September or October. This is a fantastic opportunity to talk to numerous college representatives from Kentucky and surrounding states. Please check the calendar often. It will be posted as soon as a date has been set.


College Fairs VISIT! Make final contacts with Admission representatives. As a senior, you have two college days. You must make arrangements in advance and bring a note to Mrs. Hagan from the school you visited. We recommend taking college days first semester.

Request teacher and counselor recommendations. Provide a copy of your School Profile so your recommendation can be personalized.

Complete Early Action/Early Decision applications. Many merit based scholarship applications due at this time also prepare for and take ACT/SAT. Be sure you have scores sent to your top schools.

Make contact with recruiting officers for military options. Apply for ROTC options at various colleges. Sit for Boards for military academies.

Scholarships search is ongoing!


Registration for SAT subject tests. Registration for December ACT/SAT.


Write essays and complete applications for colleges with January/February deadlines. Remember BCHS is closed over Holidays so request needed information early.

Talk with visiting high school alumni about their college experiences. Finalize references and turn school profile into a working resume.


Students and parents can submit FAFSA. Send in early. March 15th is priority deadline for kentucky. FAFSA also qualifies you for certain scholarships and grants.

Attend Financial Aid night at BCHS auditorium on January 12 @ 6:00.

Continue searching for scholarships. Contact colleges and technical schools directly for financial aid.


Be sure all necessary information is sent to colleges. Follow up on your application packet.


You will begin to receive financial aid award letters. Perhaps re-visit your top choices.

Many local scholarships have spring deadlines.


Choose a school that fits your needs. Review financial aid packages and talk with financial aid officers. Notify college of your decision to attend and send deposit.

May and June

Thank teachers who wrote recommendation letters. Notify colleges you did not choose so they can admit others.

If you were awarded a scholarship, be sure to write a thank you note to committees. You may give it to your counselor and she will see that the committee receives the note.

Make final preparation contacts for military service.

Use Parchment to send final transcript to school of your choice.  Colleges may drop you from enrollement if you do not send your final transcript. 

July and August

Work to help pay for college and have spending money!
Read and stay ready for college or technical school.
Attend orientation meetings offered by college or technical school.