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
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 - December 15 – Complete your Harper Admissions Application
- December - May 15th – 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.
- 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include your Hnumber.
- February 1 - May 1 - Complete your Admissions Application Review and set up your Harper Student Email Account
- Schedule your Application Review through admissions by contacting 847-925-6700
- All Promise communications will be sent to your Harper Email Account from December
- Learn how to forward your email to a personal account
- March 1 -May 15 – View the Promise Preview Session
- 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.
- Students will be sent invitations to the Promise Preview Session after they have submitted
the FAFSA form. If you have not yet received an invitation and have submitted the
FAFSA, please contact email@example.com.
- The Preview Session will be offered in person or online. Directions on how to complete
will be sent to the student's Harper email address.
- 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.
- 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 – 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
- You can always check your MyHarper Portal to see if you have completed this step.
- July 15 – Submit your final High School Transcript and any AP scores or other college credits.
- July 31 – Register for 15 credit hours
- By August 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.
- Mid-August - Start courses at Harper!
*Timeline valid for the high school class of 2023
Harper Promise Scholarship Manager