• "Class of '24"


    Welcome Seniors!

Senior Meetings & Individual Appointments

  • Seniors appointments occur in August and September to review the appropriate next steps for various post-secondary educational and training goals, including college applications, meeting with military representatives, applying to trade schools, as well as the financial aid process and resources to use for scholarship opportunities.

    Every senior is scheduled for a small group session with their school counselor to discuss specific details of their personal process. Seniors are encouraged to make one-on-one appointments with Mrs. Thomas, the College & Career counselor, or with their school counselor, as needed.

Upcoming ACT & SAT Dates

  • Seniors who want to ensure that they will earn their best SAT score, or who want to take the ACT, need to register for a national test date. Please check with the College Board or ACT several days prior to your test to check for any changes.

    ACT – Register and find test dates at www.actstudent.org.

    SAT – Register at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register and find test dates.

Financial Aid

  • The first step for any senior to get help paying for school is to apply for the 2024-25 FAFSA or Alternative Application starting Dec. 1, 2023. Please see the Financial Aid & Scholarship tab for more information. 

    Click here for links to the FAFSA, Alternative Application or Non-Participate form.

    Hola Clase de 2024, es tiempo de completar su FAFSA, ¡antes de que se acabe el dinero! (Además, es un requisito de graduación).  

    You'll need to gather the following items before starting the FAFSA or the Alternative Application:

    1. Student Social Security number (not required for Alternative Application)
    2. Alien registration number - if you're not a U.S. citizen
    3. Records of investments - including stocks & bonds and real estate (not including the home you live in), and business and farm assets.
    4. Student Driver's license number (if they have one)
    5. 2022 Federal taxes - including W-2s for parents and students who worked
    6. Records of untaxed income - child support, interest income & veterans non-education benefits
    7. Student and parent bank statements

2023-24 Events for Seniors

    • Aug. 29 - Senior Appointments begin

    • Sept. 30 - National College Fair in Chicago

    • Oct. 4 - Manufacturing, Trades and Industry Expo (6-8pm) at McHenry High School  

    • Oct. 5 - MCC College Fair (5:30-7:30pm) in the MCC Gymnasium

    • Oct. 18 - Underclassmen take standardized tests; Seniors are not allowed in the building and are encouraged to take college visits, job-shadow or apply for scholarships  

    • Nov. 1 - ASVAB Test for career exploration and/or military entrance (sign up in the Student Services Office) Free

    • Dec. 1 - FAFSA submission begins  

    • Dec. 15 - Last day to request transcripts that are guaranteed to be sent before Winter Break when the office is closed

    • Apr. 16 - No school for seniors since all other grade levels are testing - seniors are encouraged to work on post-secondary plans

    • April 18 - Honors Banquet

    • Apr. 25 - Senior Assembly

    • May 1 - College Decision Day (Students notify colleges of intent to attend or open spot for other students)

    • May 17 - Graduation Practice

    • May 18 - Graduation