Seniors in High School

Senior Year Checklist Printable PDF

Congratulations on maintaining your Promise eligibility to your Senior year! You have almost completed all of the requirements to begin your first semester at Harper College tuition free.

To keep your Promise eligibility, there are certain Harper requirements that students must meet deadlines on. Below is a timeline for current Senior Promise Scholars:

  • August 15 - September 15 - This step will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
    • As a Promise Scholar, you will receive a Fee Waiver code to waive the $25 application fee once you complete the Continuation Agreement.
  • September1 - November 15 – Complete your Harper Admissions Application and set up your Harper Student Email Account.
  • October 1 - February 15 – Complete your FAFSA application
    • You must add Harper College to your FAFSA application using the school code 003961
    • If you have more than 10 schools to send your FAFSA to, find out how to include more here.
    • Be sure to save a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) that you will receive electronically, immediately after submitting the FAFSA. This will serve as proof that the FAFSA was completed in case Harper does not receive it.
    • Beginning February, the Office of Student Financial Assistance will send email updates with additional requirements to finish the financial aid process. These can be viewed in your MyHarper Portal starting in February.
  • After first semester of Senior Year – Submit your 7th semester high school transcript (Optional, but highly recommended)
    • Submitting your 7th semester transcript may satisfy the College Ready requirement. Unofficial transcripts are accepted and can be sent to, as long as the transcript shows your full name. Be sure to include your Hnumber in the email you send.
    • If your SAT scores are not on your high school transcript, head to CollegeBoard and log in to download a full score report. Save the report and email it to and include your Hnumber.
  • February 15 - July 15 - Complete the Financial Aid Process
    • Log into your MyHarper Portal and click on the Finances button to access your Financial Aid Checklist. All steps must be completed.
    • Email reminders about missing requirements will be sent to your Harper email account.
  • March 1 -May 15 – View the Promise Preview Session (If you haven't viewed by May 15th, please still view the session and complete the form.  it may take longer for you to be coded as a Promise Scholar if it is past the May 15th deadline, but it will not disqualify you from the program)
    • The Promise Preview Session will inform students of how to maintain their Promise eligibility throughout Harper College to earn up to two years of tuition.
    • We will only be offering the Preview Session online this year. If you have a need to meet with the Promise Manager in person, please contact
    • Below is the Online Version of the Promise Preview Session. Students must view all three parts and then complete the form to get credit for attending the Preview Session.  If you need a text transcript of any of the videos, please email

      • Part 1 Finishing up High School - 4 minutes 
      • Part 2 Maintaining the Scholarship at Harper- 7 minutes
      • Part 3 Final steps to earning the Harper Promise - 7 minutes
      • Please click and complete the Confirmation of completing the Preview Session form- Please complete by May 15th, if after the deadline there may be a delay in getting you coded. to get credit for attending and be properly coded as a Promise Scholar in Harper's system. Students must input their Hnumber. If you do not know your Hnumber, please visit your MyHarper portal
  • May 1 – July 31 – Attend New Student Orientation
    • After you have proven College Ready (see the July 15th deadline below), you are able to register for New Student Orientation through your MyHarper Portal.
  • July 15 – Prove College Ready
    • See all the ways to prove College Ready
    • Submit appropriate documentation proving your readiness. This may include a high school transcript (7th semester or later), copy of SAT or ACT scores, other College transcripts if you have earned credit from another institution, or AP scores.
    • You can always check your MyHarper Portal to see if you have completed this step. 
  • Mid June – Submit an appeal for extraordinary circumstances
    • If you failed to meet any Promise Criteria, you will receive an email with directions on how you can submit an appeal for extraordinary circumstances.
    • Deadline to submit will be provided in the Promise Preview Session.
  • July 15 – Submit your final High School Transcript and any AP scores or other college credits.
  • July 31 Register for 15 credit hours 
  • Mid-August - Start courses at Harper!

*Timeline valid for the high school class of 2022


Sean Warren-Crouch
Harper Promise Scholarship Manager


Last Updated: 12/12/22