Important Senior Deadlines

Aug 30, 2022

College Applications

As a senior at Solomon Schechter Day School, the college application process is a crucial step towards your future academic endeavors. We understand the significance of this milestone and aim to provide you with comprehensive information to help you navigate this journey successfully.

When it comes to college applications, timing is everything. Stay updated with the following deadlines:

Early Decision/Early Action Deadlines

Many colleges offer the option of early decision or early action applications. Early decision allows you to apply to your top-choice school early and receive an admission decision sooner. Early action, on the other hand, allows you to apply early without being bound to attending a specific school. Make sure to research and note the deadlines for each option, as they vary across institutions.

Regular Decision Deadlines

If you choose not to apply early decision or early action, regular decision deadlines will be applicable. These deadlines typically fall in the later part of the application season, giving you more time to finalize your college list and submit your applications. Be sure to check the specific deadlines for each college on your list.

Scholarship Deadlines

Securing financial aid for college is an important consideration. Many scholarships have their own application deadlines, separate from college application deadlines. It's crucial to research and keep track of scholarship deadlines to maximize your chances of receiving financial assistance. Our school guidance counselor can provide you with information on both local and national scholarships, along with their specific deadlines.

Graduation Preparation

High school graduation is an exciting milestone, and we want to ensure that you're fully prepared for this special occasion. Here are some important deadlines and details to keep in mind:

Cap and Gown Ordering

Ordering your cap and gown is an essential step in preparing for graduation. Make sure to submit your order within the provided deadline to guarantee your preferred size and avoid any last-minute rush. Information regarding the cap and gown ordering process will be shared closer to the designated deadline.

Graduation Announcements

Let your loved ones know about your upcoming graduation by sending out personalized graduation announcements. These cards not only serve as a memento but also convey your achievements to family members, friends, and teachers. The deadline for ordering graduation announcements will be communicated well in advance.

Final Transcripts and College Deposits

After receiving admission offers from colleges, you'll need to request your final high school transcripts to be sent directly to your chosen institution. It's crucial to adhere to the given deadline to avoid any complications with your college enrollment.

In addition, some colleges require an enrollment deposit to secure your spot. Be sure to submit the required deposit within the allotted time frame.

Senior Events and Activities

Your senior year is full of memorable events and activities that celebrate your accomplishments. Ensure that you're aware of the dates and deadlines for prom, senior class trips, yearbook orders, senior awards ceremonies, and any other special events planned by the school. Participating in these activities will help create lasting memories and a sense of camaraderie among your classmates.


At Solomon Schechter Day School, we believe that staying informed and organized during your senior year is key to achieving your goals. By paying attention to the important deadlines outlined above, you'll be able to navigate the college application process smoothly and make the most of your high school experience. Remember to consult with our dedicated staff and guidance counselor for any additional guidance or support along the way.

Disclaimer: Please note that deadline details provided above are subject to change. Stay connected with the school administration, guidance counselor, and relevant college websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Thanks for sharing this useful guide! 💪 As a senior, it's important to stay on top of those college deadlines. 📅
Nov 8, 2023