Consultation Timeline

In February, You Should...
Talk with a Counselor about:
  • Speak with a counselor to learn more about each of the colleges you applied to. Find out if there's anything you should be doing before you get decisions back next month.
  • Work with a counselor to get a jump start on what you'll need to do as soon as you start receiving decisions -- whether you're accepted, rejected or wait-listed.
  • After submitting the FAFSA, you'll soon receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure you review your SAR with a counselor and guarantee it's accurate! If it's not, you may lose out on tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Speak with a counselor to make sure you have the rest of your financial paperwork in order, and learn what to expect when you get your financial aid packages next month. What do the terms mean? What should you look out for?
  • More than $3.4 billion dollars in scholarships are given out each year. Work with a counselor to find the ones that are right for you.
  • Many scholarships have early or rolling deadlines (first come, first serve). Get the advice and feedback you need to increase your chances of winning.