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 Your Senior Timeline 



To make your senior year more efficient and your transition to The Rock less stressful, we offer you the following planner with seasonal suggestions to provide a step-by-step process for exploring, applying to, and enrolling in your ROCK SOLID future.

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Junior Year of High School

  • Take the SATs and ACTs for the first time
  • Create a list of universities you are interested in with input from your school counselor, teachers, and parents
  • Visit as many universities as possible (including SRU!) in the summer between your junior and senior years



  • Contact SRU's Financial Aid Office to learn about grants, loans, and scholarships
  • Submit your $90 enrollment deposit to SRU
  • Receive your Early Orientation invitation - Return your Early Orientation reservation


  • Attend an Early Orientation session
  • Receive your residence hall agreement - Return your residence hall agreement
  • Apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form
  • Apply for SRU academic scholarships


  • Attend a June Orientation session (if you did not attend an Early Orientation Program)
  • Reach out and talk with your roommate to coordinate who will bring what to campus


  • Welcome to Slippery Rock University!