FEBRUARY - MAY
1. Gather information. Think about your reasons for going to college (personal growth, career preparation,
and so on).
2. Determine what you want in a college. Identify characteristics important to you - size of classes, total enrollment, location, programs offered, services, atmosphere, activities, scholarships, academic reputation, etc.
3. Request information from the colleges that you like and check them out online.
4. Take college prep core courses: English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and foreign languages.
JUNE - JULY
Register to take or retake the ACT or SAT. Use DC's ACT code (3264) or SAT code (1162) to have a copy of your scores sent directly to Defiance College.
Apply for admission.
1. Narrow your college choices down to 2 or 3. Discuss your plans with your parents and guidance counselor.
2. Visit the colleges you have selected, attend area college fairs, and talk with college admission counselors visiting your high school.
3. Send in your applications with transcripts and fees.
4. Obtain financial aid forms.
Apply for financial aid.
1. You may begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1.
2. Examine your financial resources and review your plans for financing your college education. Remember: don't eliminate any college because of cost. Financial aid can help make almost any college affordable.
NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY
MARCH - APRIL
Make your final decision.
1. Talk to people who attended or attend your college(s).
2. Visit college(s) again.
3. Receive your DC financial aid package and contact your admission counselor or the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about it.
4. Attend new student orientation to schedule your fall semester classes.
For DC, be sure to submit your Enrollment Deposit before attending orientation.
Attend a new student orientation to schedule your fall semester classes.
JUNE - JULY
Attend a summer new student orientation to schedule your fall semester classes.
Last chance to attend a new student orientation to schedule your fall semester classes.
Your first days as a Defiance College student begin at the end of the month. Welcome, Yellow Jacket!