Seniority Priority

Katie Cruz, Staff Writer, Publicity Manger

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Seniors, this is the year not to slack off. We all know that senioritis is in the air, and that is why this senior checklist is important to read. We hope that this checklist will be a helpful guide to follow for this year.


  • Sign up for the SAT or ACT
  • Talk to your counselor and make sure you are on track to graduate
  • Talk to John Mayner and Kendra Maddox, the College and Career Coordinators in Rm. 237
  • Make a list of potential colleges you would like to attend.
  • Make sure your resume is up-to-date and continue updating it throughout the year
  • Gather college information: Attend college fairs, college nights and speak to representatives from colleges when they come here.
  • Once you have an idea of where you want to go, visit prospective colleges and get a feel for the campuses.
  • Explore your prospective schools’ financial aid requirements to plan your college budget.
  • Complete your FAFSA so you can get the best possible financial assistance for college.
  • If you are planning on going to community college, sign up for Oregon Promise ( A state grant that helps cover tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates)


Important Dates:


0ct. 28-29: Portland National College Fair at the Oregon Convention Center

Oct. 29 – Nov. 2: College Application Week

Oct. 29-30: Cap and gown order packets are due!

Nov. 1: Early Decision Deadline

Dec. 1: Portland State University application deadline

Dec. 8: FAFSA Completion Family Workshop in the library

Dec. 20: Last day for early bird special on cap and gowns

Jan. 15: University of Oregon application deadline

Feb. 1: All other Oregon University’s application deadline

June 11: Graduation at 8:00 pm at the Memorial Coliseum