Overview: The final year of high school promises to be an anxiety-filled year for many high school seniors. There are deadlines, communication with colleges and scholarship providers, interviews, and engaging in college and scholarship research, while working hard to earn impressive grades during the first semester prior to submitting college applications. This activity provides an overview of important tasks that should occur during the summer between your junior and senior year of high school and a checklist to ensure that you are well-prepared and organized. These tasks will vary widely among seniors based on their body of work, type of college and program to which they are applying, and how they are ‘branding’ themselves in the college admissions process. For example, students in the creative arts will need to focus on preparing for auditions, developing portfolios, and developing special-focus résumés to showcase their talent. Students with high grades and test scores will be pursuing admission at a broad array of colleges, while students with good grades and low test scores will be more closely researching ‘Test Optional’ schools. No matter which pathway you are pursuing, there are many tasks, milestones, and deadlines that must be met prior to submitting your first college or scholarship application to ensure the best chances of success.