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University Application Deadlines - Fall Semester 2019
20 August: Deadline for preliminary short-list (called “colleges applying” on Maia Learning) 21 August - 11 September: Senior Check-in Meetings with your Counselor 24 August: College Essay Boot Camp 5 September: High School Transcript Verification - pick up your transcript from Mrs. Koh 6 September: SFS Internal Deadline for Cambridge if you plan to interview in Singapore 9 September:Junior Interview SurveyandParent Brag Sheetupdates due 11 September:Intent Notification Formfor Oxbridge/UK Medicine and US EA/ED due 18 September: SFS University Application Agreement Form due to your counselor (signed by parent and student) 18 September: University short-list due on Maia Learning - Here is a guide explaining how to move unis from your long to short list. 20 September: Oxbridge and UK Medicine applicants get their predicted grades from teachers 23-27 September: Predicted Grades Meetings with Counselor for students applying to Oxbridge or Medicine in the UK 1 October: Oxfordand CambridgeAdmissions Test Registration Form due to Mr. Ekstrom 1 October: SFS Internal Deadline for the following universities: 1. Oxford, Cambridge and UK medical, dental and veterinary science courses 2. Georgia Institute of Technology 3. University of Georgia 4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 5. North Carolina State University 6. University of South Carolina 15 October: UCAS deadline for Oxford, Cambridge, and medical, dental and veterinary science courses 15 October: Teachers determine Predicted Grades for all Seniors 16-25 October:Predicted Grades Meetings with Counselor for students applying to the UK 18 October:SFS Internal Deadline for US EA/ED Applications 18 October: SFS Internal deadline for University of Florida 28 October:First day you can ask your counselor to send supporting documents 1 November: SFS Internal Deadline for University of Washington 15 November: SFS Internal Deadline for the following universities: 1. University of California System 2. California State University System 3. University of Texas 4. Rutgers University 5. University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 15 November: Deadline for sending your essay/personal statement to your counselor for feedback 30 November: University of California System and California State University System deadline 1 December: University of Texas System deadline - All documentation must ARRIVE by due date 2 December: SFS internal deadline for all North American Applications and all other applications with deadlines before Jan 15
SFS Student Resource Links
Please click here for the SFS student resources page. You will need to be logged into your SFS email to access the apps page.
Common App Refresher - 27 August 2019 UCAS Application- 29 August 2019 University of California Application - 3 September 2019 Applying to universities in Australia and New Zealand - September 2019 Applying to KoreanUniversities - September 2019 EuropeanApplications (non-UK) - September 2019 Applying to AsianCountries - September 2019 Applying to Australia/New Zealand - September 2019 Applying to Canada - September 2019
If you are applying to the US then you will ask two teachers to write for you. The only exceptions would be if you are applying to some Art, Drama or Music related programs in addition to other more academic programs or if you are registering on NCAA for athletic reasons. If that is true for you then please talk with your counselor about requesting a third letter. Universities want to hear from teachers that have taught you recently (Grade 11-12) and they generally prefer letters from core teachers (e.g. math, science, social science/history, English, and/or foreign language. Sometimes (really not often) do universities specify what subject teachers they want to hear from (Math/Science and Humanities at MIT for example) and then you don't really have a choice anymore. If you are applying to universities in Australia and/or UK only then you don't need to ask any teachers to write for you. If you are applying to Canada only then you can ask for one letter (some programs do require a letter). If you are applying to any university that have a specific recommendation letter format/form that they want your teacher to use then please contact your counselor and we will guide you through that process. Please contact your counselor if you are still confused about what teachers to approach with your letter request. Here is more information on how to decide on which teachers you want to ask to write for you from Vanderbilt University. Most other US universities would give you the same or similar guidelines.