Mapping Your Future: May tasks for high school seniors


May tasks for high school seniors

By Beth Ziehmer

May 01, 2024

As your senior year winds down, don't let yourself become distracted by solely focusing on celebrating graduation – stay focused and finish your high school career strong.

Below are the tasks you should complete during the month of May:

  • Complete the FAFSA at if you haven't already.
  • If you have completed the FAFSA, make sure to review your FAFSA Submission Summary.
  • Check your email and the student portal of the college you plan to attend to make sure you don't miss any important messages or instructions.
  • Be aware of any summer orientation sessions that you must attend at the school, whether in person or virtually, in which you will enroll, and make plans accordingly.
  • Finalize your summer job plans and make a plan for saving a portion of your summer earnings.
  • Prepare a realistic student budget.
  • Follow up with your high school to ensure the counselor forwards your final school transcripts to the college.
  • Request college transcripts for any dual credit courses you took in high school, a copy for you and a copy for the college you plan to attend.
  • Review the Mapping Your Future college packing list suggestions.