Grade 12

  • Register for Sept. and Oct. ACT (if applicable)
  • Weekly group meetings on the college process resume
  • Senior College Night
  • Register for Oct. SAT I & II and Nov. SAT I & II (if applicable)
  • Check the school "College Board" and "Senior Board" for schedule of visits by college representatives
  • Individual and family conferences scheduled as needed
  • Request college material
  • Request teacher recommendations
  • Attend college representative sessions at Trinity
  • SAT/ACT test administration
  • Visit colleges
  • Confirm application procedures at those colleges that interest you
  • Register for Dec. SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests or ACT
  • Begin completion of applications
  • CSS Student Aid Profile available online and in counseling offices


  • SAT test administration
  • Complete college visits
  • File Early Action/Decision application if appropriate
  • SAT/ACT test administration
  • Register for January SAT I & II, if necessary
  • File college applications before appropriate deadlines
  • FAFSA available
January - March
  • Deadline for filing most applications
  • Financial aid forms must be submitted in January
  • Final date for SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
  • Mid-year report submitted to colleges
  • Alumni/ae interviews take place
  • Decisions begin to arrive
  • Notify college counselor of all decisions
  • Decline in writing all offers of admission at colleges where you do not plan to enroll
  • Candidate Reply Date – May 1st – Final enrollment decision and deposit due
  • Notify college counselor of your final decision
  • Finish the year strongly
  • Graduation
  • Final transcripts mailed to the college of your choice

Grade 11


  • Junior College Night
  • Individual meetings to receive and discuss results of PSAT
  • Weekly group meetings on the college process begin
  • Parent Panel on the College Process
  • Register for March SAT Reasoning Test
  • Begin specific college investigations
  • Register for May SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests 
  • Think about summer plans 
  • SAT Reasoning Test administration
  • Schedule individual appointments with your counselor
  • Request college materials 
  • Schedule family conferences for now through June 
  • Interschool College Program 
  • Collegiate Dalton Spence Trinity College Fair 
  • Register for June SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests
  • AP Exam administration
  • Open forum for parents 
  • SAT test administration
  • SAT test administration
  • Schedule college visits
  • Visit colleges
  • Write rough draft of personal essay
139 West 91st Street  |  New York, NY 10024-1326  |  (212) 873-1650
Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.