Seniors

 

THS students being bused to the elementary school they attended for Senior Walk 2018

 

Mr. and Mrs East Lincoln head back to where they started for Senior Walk 2018

Senior Year Timeline

Aug-Sept

  • Create a personal email account for schools to contact you.  (Your THS email will be deactivated shortly after graduation.)
  • CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!
  • Be familiar with your transcript and requirements for graduation to help ensure you are on track to graduate.
  • Apply to at least THREE schools.  (College App Week in September offers assistance with this.)
  • Apply for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship.
  • Begin scheduling college visits during Fall Break.
  • Develop your academic resume.  Use the following link to help you develop your resume:  Student Data.
  • For further pointers and direct information about college applications, go to the NACAC website under the "August-September" tab.NACAC

Oct

  • Pay attention to deadlines and CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!
  • FAFSA window opens.  Complete it as soon as possible.  (Take part in FAFSA workshops offered by TSAC representative hosted at THS.)
  • Visit colleges.  (Fall Break is a great time to do this.)
  • Distribute your academic resume to individuals you would like letters of recommendation from.  It is important to give at least a 2-week notice.  
  • Develop an essay for use while applying for scholarships.  
  • For further pointers and direct information about how to develop an essay , go to the NACAC website, under the "October" header. NACAC

Nov-Dec

  • Pay attention to deadlines and CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!
  • Gently remind those that you have asked for letters of recommendation.
  • Make sure you have completed the FAFSA.
  • Begin requesting transcripts to be sent to the colleges you have applied to.  
  • Consider retaking the ACT or SAT.  
  • For further pointers on how to prepare for a national test, go to the NACAC website, under the "November-December" header. 
  • NACAC

Jan-May

  • Pay attention to deadlines and CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!
  • Financial aid and acceptance letters will start rolling in. 
  • Don't let "spring fever" kick in!  Focus on your classes.
  • Request your final transcript to be sent in by the middle of April. 
  • What happens if you don't get accepted into the college of your choice?  For further pointers and direct information about what to do if you don't get accepted into the college of your choice, go to the NACAC website under the "February-May" tab.
  • NACAC

Important Information

Academic Resume & Letters of Recommendation

Why do I need an academic resume?

Academic resumes allow teachers, counselors, and members of the community write a solid letter of recommendation for scholarships and college applications. 

How do I write an academic resume?

Use the following link to help you develop your resume:  Student Data.

My student data sheet is filled out.  Now what?

Type the information from your data sheet into a resume template.  (Many free templates can be found on the internet.) 

Who do I ask for a letter of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation should come from people who know and can speak positively about you.  For examples of who to ask, see the guidelines from the College Board. 

How much notice should I give someone to write a letter of recommendation for me?

Make sure to give your references at least one month before your earliest deadline to complete and send your letters. The earlier you ask, the better. 

 

FAFSA

The majority of post-secondary institutions, 2-year community colleges, 4- year universities, or TCAT schools, require the completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

In order to begin your FAFSA, an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Identification) must first be created.

FSA ID

FAFSA

 

Jostens

Project Graduation

What is Project Graduation?

Project Graduation is the annual after-graduation celebration for the newest graduates of Tullahoma High School. It is an exciting night of fun, food, music, and prizes in a drug and alcohol free environment.  

The concept began about 24 years ago, in Maine, after seven students lost their lives on graduation night in alcohol/drug related incidents.

Our goal is to continue the tradition of Project Graduation in efforts to keep our children and our community safe by providing a sensational, fun, activity filled, substance-free evening that every graduate will want to attend. 

What is the cost?

The earlier a student signs up, the better the price!  

If you register by March 30, 2019, the cost is $20.

If you register by April 27, 2019, the cost is $25.

Where do I register?

Project graduation forms are located in the main office or download here. 

When is Project Graduation?

Project Graduation happens on May 17, 2019 from 10:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. (Only 2019 THS graduates are invited to attend.)

Tennessee Promise

Scholarship Requirements:

Paying for College:

  • The linked PowerPoint is a powerful tool to help you:
    • understand the finances behind paying for college
    • see the importance of the FAFSA
    • distinguish between the types of scholarships available to students in TN, including the HOPE and TN Promise
    • TSAC:  Paying for College

The Common Application

What is the Common Application?

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries.

What is the cost?

The Common Application is free to use. 

Where can I find the Common Application?

Click here:  Common App

 

Transcripts

To request your transcripts:

  1. Bring business sized envelope, stamped, and addressed to the school(s) of choice, to the counseling office.  **Every school you apply to needs a transcript**

  2. Cost is $2.00 per transcript.  Make checks payable to THS.

  3. Print your first and last name on the inside of the envelope flap.

  4. Requests will be taken care of with immediacy.

  5. Admission applications MUST be completed prior to transcript being submitted.

                            Please do not seal the envelope!

Unofficial Transcripts

UNOFFICIAL transcripts:

  • unofficial transcripts are for personal use 
  • not commonly accepted by post-secondary institutions for acceptance purposes

UNOFFICIAL transcript requests:

  • fill out the form in the counseling office requesting a copy
  • unofficial transcripts are customarily given immediately upon request

Official Transcripts

OFFICIAL transcripts:

  • official transcripts must come directly from the counseling office  via mail, fax, or electronic database
  • should be sent AFTER the student applies to post-secondary institution(s) 

OFFICIAL transcript requests:

  • forms can be picked up in the counseling office or download here

Final Transcripts

FINAL official transcripts:

  • post-secondary institutions REQUIRE a final transcript after graduation
  • the procedure remains the same for all official transcript requests
  • forms can be picked up in the counseling office or download here

FINAL official transcripts:

  • post-secondary institutions REQUIRE a final transcript after graduation
  • the procedure remains the same for all official transcript requests
  • forms can be picked up in the counseling office or download here