Senior Year Planning Timeline

  1. Attend Back to School Orientation meeting in August with parents.
  2. Start Senior Capstone Project for 200-hours.
  3. Attend the WI Education Fair in September at UWMC.
  4. Finalize your resume for Internship interviews.
  5. Review your transcript and evaluate your GPA. Make sure you are choosing appropriate seminars and projects for graduation and your post-secondary plans.
  6. If you have not already done so request letters of recommendation that may be needed for college or scholarship applications. Plan ahead and request letters at least three weeks in advance. At least one letter should come from an academic teacher who knows you well.
  7. Complete your college applications. We suggest students apply to at least two to three schools (have a backup plan). The UW system application will be available August 1st and can be submitted starting September 1st. Our recommendation is to have all materials submitted to your college or university by the end of October. It is the student’s responsibility to know deadlines for EACH school. Therefore, a complete application includes:
  • Counselor form (if applicable)
  • Transcripts* (request through school secretary)
  • Application fee*
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Finalized resume (optional)
  1. ACT*/SAT* retakes (if necessary) should be taken as early in the fall as possible.
  2. Start Internship Opportunity for 90—hours.
  3. Attend the high school visits that college representatives make to the Career Center at Wausau East.
  4. Attend the January Financial Aid Night to learn about the FAFSA and scholarships. It is suggested that the FAFSA be completed in January or February. Estimated tax information or completed taxes are needed to complete the FAFSA.
  5. Fill out scholarship applications. Scholarships are continually posted from approximately September-March. A scholarship box is available in the Wausau East Career Center for EGL students to access. Be aware of deadlines!
  6. Complete housing applications and schedule placement tests in the spring.
  7. You must confirm your enrollment at the college you choose to attend by MAY 5th.

* indicates that fee waivers are available for students who have free/reduced lunch