Senior checklist – what happens when?

Sarah Watts – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The class of 2018 is set to graduate in a little over eight months, and seniors have several things to take care of in the upcoming months.


  • Make sure senior pictures are scheduled through Cady Studios. Cady Studios will be at school to shoot photos on Aug. 29 and 30, and Sep. 12, 13 and 27.
  • Pay senior fees for $25 to Ann Fleury in room 572 before or after school. After Dec. 31, senior fees go up.
  • Begin college applications, as most colleges release applications in mid-August.
  • Schedule final ACT/SAT tests.
    • ACT test dates: Oct 28, Dec 9, Feb 10, April 14
    • SAT test dates: Aug 26, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Mar 10, May 5


  • Continue to work on college applications.
  • Take senior pictures for the yearbook and start to consider scheduling senior pictures with a private photographer.
  • Enjoy your last homecoming week at LRHS, set for the week of Sep. 18.


  • Finalize all college applications.
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT, as most colleges’ deadline for test scores are in Nov and Dec.
  • Attend last rivalry football game against Braden River on Oct. 20.


  • University of Florida (UF) and Florida State University (FSU) applications are due on Nov 1. FSA applications must include test scores


  • UF Self-Reported Student Academic Record (SSAR) report is due by Dec 1.
  • UF test scores are due by Dec 15.
  • Pay $25 senior fees by Dec. 31 to avoid a raised price.
  • Take semester one exams.


  • Begin semester two courses.
  • Pay senior fees for $30. After Mar. 31, senior fees go up.
  • FSU application results come out on Jan. 25.


  • UF application results come out on the second Friday in Feb.


  • Pay senior fees for $30 by March 31.
  • Submit college decision as most colleges need a decision by the spring for housing information.


  • Prepare for graduation in May.
  • Pay senior fees for $40 by April 30.
  • Attend senior prom.


  • Take semester two exams unless exempt from exams.
  • Pay senior fees of $50 before graduation, or else you will not graduate.
  • Attend graduation on May 25. All seniors will receive five graduation tickets.

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