College Planning Calendar: April 2021

Stay on top of the college planning process with our monthly College Planning Calendar for counselors, students, and parents. Happy April planning!

Thursday, April 1

April Fools’ Day; beginning of National Poetry, Sexual Assault Awareness, and Alcohol Awareness Months

Today is a good month to facilitate conversations about preventing sexual assault and alcohol abuse. In a more positive light, this month is also a time to celebrate poetry! 

5 Smart Personal Safety Tips for Students: Help your students feel safe and able to defend themselves with these personal safety tips.

Considering Sober Housing in the College Search: Here’s how parents can discuss the option of sober dorms with their students during the college search, plus of a list of schools that offer drug- and alcohol-free housing.

Poetry-related scholarships: Use our Scholarship Search tool to find and share awards your students could win for their poetic talents.

Gif switching between images of spring flowers reading April showers bring May flowers

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Sunday, April 4

School Librarians Day

School librarians serve an important role for students in helping them access learning resources and the knowledge they contain. Be sure to show appreciation for your school librarian this coming week!

Easter Sunday

Today marks the end of both Lent and the Holy Week in the Christian tradition. Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 6

“Summer Planning in a COVID World” webinar

If your students need help planning their summer activities during COVID-19, students can sign up for Moon Prep’s free webinar taking place from 8:00­–9:00 pm on Tuesday the 6th.

Wednesday, April 7

World Health Day

Happy World Health Day! Did you know the World Health Organization held the inaugural First World Health Assembly in 1948? We’ve been championing world health for the last 73 years since! 

How to Celebrate World Health Day During a Pandemic: Celebrate the day by reminding yourself of the important COVID-19 safety practices we may have gotten away from since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Gif of a color-changing rainbow reading


Thursday, April 8

Free ACT prep class

With only two Kaplan ACT prep webinars this month, make sure your students sign up for this early-April session on Thursday the 8th at 6:30–7:30 pm before it fills up!

SAT normal registration deadline

Today is the normal registration deadline for the May 8 SAT test date.

Saturday, April 10

Free SAT Bootcamp

Much like the ACT prep, there’s only two SAT Bootcamp webinars from Kaplan this month. Students can get ready for this session on Saturday the 10th at 1:00­–2:30 pm.

Monday, April 12

Beginning of Ramadan

Today marks the beginning of the month-long observation of Ramadan, where Muslims worldwide partake in fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. Happy Ramadan! 

Cartoon drawings of Muslim people in purple building windows saying Stay Connected. Build Community.

Into Action via GIPHY

Thursday, April 15

World Art Day

World Art Day honors and promotes creativity in people around the world! Encourage your artistic students to celebrate today by employing their creative talents.

Unique Careers for Visual Arts Students: What better day for students to think about their future career in the arts than on World Art Day?

Friday, April 16

National Stress Awareness Day

Mental health and stress management awareness are crucial, especially for students who are going through so many changes at this point in life. Remember to check in on your students today! 

8 Healthy Stress Management Tips for Students: Help your students learn healthy stress management practices with these tips.

Saturday, April 17

ACT test date

This ACT test date is available to students nationwide.

Tuesday, April 20

ACT multiple-choice scores released

Today is the expected release date for the multiple-choice scores for the April 17 ACT test date.

Wednesday, April 21

Free SAT Bootcamp

If they missed the first one, students can still get free SAT prep help from Kaplan on Wednesday the 21st from 7:30–9:00 pm. 

Thursday, April 22

“Ask Me Anything” College Counselor Q&A webinar

Those looking for expert advice can join Moon Prep’s webinar on Thursday the 22nd from 8:00­–9:00 pm, where an experienced college counselor will be answering students’ most burning questions about college. 

Earth Day

This global event promotes and celebrates the need for environmental health and protection. Did you know since its inception in 1970, Earth Day events occur in more than 193 countries?

5 Ways Everyone Can Fight for the Environment: Show your love and appreciation for our planet with these great ideas for going green. 

Moving drawing of earth growing plants saying Happy Earth Day


Saturday, April 24

Free ACT prep class

This Kaplan ACT prep webinar is the only other chance this month for students to get free help for their upcoming ACT exam. They can settle in for this session from 2:00–3:00 pm on the 24th

Monday, April 26

SAT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the May 8 SAT test date. 

Friday, April 30

Late college deadlines

While most seniors have already completed their college applications, some schools still have upcoming deadlines! Check out PrepScholar’s blog for a comprehensive list of colleges with April deadlines and let your students know they still have time to apply. 

White rabbit from Alice in Wonderland with pocketwatch

Alice in Wonderland via GIPHY

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