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1 College Placement Agenda for 9 th Graders: Attend College Previews in Dallas. Parents of Freshmen Visit with College Representatives on the Oakridge campus (please encourage your child to visit a minimum of three before Thanksgiving). Take the PLAN test. Work on a strong GPA and map out remaining high school coursework. Taking a family trip? See some colleges while you are on the road. Major Dates August 30, 2013 September 15, 2013 October 16, 2013 April 25, 2014 PLAN overview lecture for Students College Previews for Families (Greenhill School, 1:00-3:00 p.m.) PLAN (morning only) College Oakridge for Students Naviance Family Connection At The Oakridge School, we use Naviance Family Connection, an online system which you can use to check college representative visit dates, local Dallas/Fort Worth opportunities, scholarship descriptions and deadlines, and pertinent college news. It is also a place where your student will eventually organize his or her college search, application and selection process. If you are interested in activating your account, please contact Paulo da Silva in the college advising office, or ext Contact Information Sarah Kramer Director of College Advising ext Peggy Pfursich College Advisor ext

2 College Placement Agenda for 10 th Graders: Attend College Previews in Dallas. Parents of Sophomores Visit with College Representatives on the Oakridge campus (please encourage your child to visit a minimum of three before Thanksgiving). Take the PSAT and PLAN. Taking a trip? See some colleges while you are on the road. Major Dates August 30, 2013 September 15, 2013 September 17, 2013 October 16, 2013 October 22, 2013 November 5, 2013 December 5, 2013 April 25, 2014 PSAT Diagnostic Exam for Students College Previews for Families (Greenhill School; 1:00-3:00 p.m.) PSAT Information Night for Parents and Students, Grades (Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m.) PSAT (morning only) PLAN (morning only) Financial Aid Night for Parents (Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m.) Sophomore College Tour (TBA) College Oakridge for Students Naviance Family Connection At The Oakridge School, we use Naviance Family Connection, an online system which you can use to check college representative visit dates, local Dallas/Fort Worth opportunities, scholarship descriptions and deadlines, and pertinent college news. It is also a place where your student will eventually organize his or her college search, application and selection process. If you are interested in activating your account, please contact Paulo da Silva in the college office, or Contact Information Sarah Kramer Director of College Advising ext Peggy Pfursich College Advisor ext

3 College Placement Agenda for 11 th Graders: Attend College Previews in Dallas. Parents of Juniors Visit with College Representatives on the Oakridge campus (please encourage your child to visit a minimum of six before Thanksgiving). Take the PSAT (October). Take ACT and/or SAT beginning any time after November 2013, unless you enrolled in Algebra II this year. (Algebra II students are encouraged to take college admission testing in spring so that they have completed more mathematics study.) Aim to complete all admission testing on or by June 2014 if possible. Major Dates August 30, 2013 September 13, 2013 September 15, 2013 September 17, 2013 October 16, 2013 November 2013 November 5, 2013 January 2014 August 25, 2014 April/May 2014 PSAT Diagnostic Exam for Students Fort Worth Country Day College Fair (Juniors and seniors travel by bus to the morning fair.) College Previews for Families (Greenhill School; 1:00-3:00 p.m.) PSAT Information Night for Parents and Students, Grades (Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m.) PSAT (morning only) College Seminars begin for junior class. Financial Aid Night for Parents (Library, 7:00-8:30 p.m.) Arrange family meeting with a college advisor. College Oakridge for Students Student resumes are due in College Advising Office. Juniors ask teachers about writing college recommendations.

4 Naviance Family Connection At The Oakridge School, we use Naviance Family Connection, an online system which you can use to check college representative visit dates, local Dallas/Fort Worth opportunities, scholarship descriptions and deadlines, and pertinent college news. It is also a place where your student will eventually organize his or her college search, application and selection process. If you are interested in activating your account, please contact Paulo da Silva in the college advising office, or ext Contact Information Sarah Kramer Director of College Advising ext Peggy Pfursich College Advisor ext

5 August Now September Key College Prep Dates The Oakridge School Class of 2014 Go to for a PIN number both student and one parent must get PIN if family intends to apply for college financial aid 6 - Resume must be complete and stored in Naviance Family Connection as a journal entry - Students must set initial college advising appointment to finalize college application list - Registration Deadline for October 5 SAT make sure you register for subject tests if any of your colleges require them 21 ACT Administration 27 Registration Deadline for October 26 ACT 13 Juniors and seniors travel by bus to Fort Worth Country Day College Fair 15 College Previews (Greenhill School), 1-3 p.m. October 1 CSS/Financial Aid Profile (required for many private colleges and universities) opens for data entry please watch individual colleges for deadlines 3 Registration Deadline for November 2 SAT this is the only date students can take language with listening subject tests 5 SAT Administration 12 College Application Workshop, Library/Computer Lab, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. optional 16 College Application Work Morning while freshmen, sophomores and juniors test, you have first through fourth periods to work on college applications. Report for lunch at 12:35 p.m. 24 College Application Workshop, Library/Computer Lab, 5-8 p.m. optional 26 ACT Administration November 1-30 Filing period for University of California system schools As with all other colleges, this is a non-negotiable deadline. Do not plan to click submit on the final day; the system gets congested, and you risk missing the deadline. 2 SAT Administration 5 College Financial Aid Program, Library, 7 p.m. 8 -Registration Deadline for December 7 SAT -Registration Deadline for December 14 ACT 18 ALL College Applications Due allows college advising office to mail transcripts and teacher recommendations to colleges prior to Winter Break and before most Jan. 1 application deadlines

6 December 7 SAT Administration 14 ACT Administration Please note: most colleges do not want students to test after December 2013; each college posts its testing policy on its school website. To that end, while there are SAT and ACT offerings after December, they are excluded from this calendar. Students may visit the college advising office for more information. January 1 FAFSA opens for data entry 8 Alumni Panel for Juniors and Seniors February Students should check in with all regular decision colleges to ensure that their applications are complete. Many financial aid priority deadlines are also going to fall in February. March Students should continue to work on scholarship applications. April Admission notification should arrive from most regular decision colleges. 25 College Oakridge this includes a piece about the transition to college for our seniors May 1 National Reply Date Respond in writing to all colleges that have admitted you AP Exams see College Handbook for schedule 10 Prom 14 Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner, 6 p.m. 17 GRADUATION!

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