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College Planning Calendar: February 2022

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

General monthly planning

Month-long observances and events

Tuesday, February 1

National Freedom Day

Today honors the signing of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which abolished slavery.

Start of Chinese New Year

Marking the start of a new year in the lunisolar Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year is celebrated with the Spring Festival. 2022 is the year of the Tiger.

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Wednesday, February 2

Groundhog Day

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Or will winter end early this year? Why do we trust a groundhog anyway? These are the important questions!

Thursday, February 3

Free virtual summer planning webinar

Offered by Moon Prep, the Summer Planning–Research Ideas for High School Students webinar will help students plan ahead and find experiential learning opportunities to boost their high school résumés. It takes place on Thursday the 3rd from 8:00–9:00 pm.

How to Craft the Perfect High School Résumé: While they’re at it, students can ensure they have all their résumé bases covered with this advice.

Monday, February 7

Start of National School Counseling Week

School counselors are integral to high school student success. This year’s theme for the week-long celebration is School Counseling: Better Together. Check out the American School Counselor Association to learn more.

Wednesday, February 9

National Pizza Day

What better excuse do you need to go grab a slice (or even a whole pie). Happy Pizza Day!

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Thursday, February 10

Free SAT/ACT & Scholarship Webinar

Prep Expert’s free “10 Secrets to Raise Your Child’s SAT or ACT Score & Get Scholarships to a Top College” webinar will help parents and students work together to bring up standardized test scores and find scholarships to top colleges. It starts at 3:00 pm on the 10th!

Free SAT Bootcamp

Kaplan is offering two free SAT Bootcamp webinars this month to prep for the test. Students can sign up for the first one on February 10th from 7:30­–9:00 pm.

Friday, February 11

SAT Regular registration deadline

Today is the Regular registration deadline for the March 12 SAT test date.

Saturday, February 12

ACT test date

Today is an ACT testing date for students across the country.

Sunday, February 13

Free ACT Prep Class

Students can prep for the April 2 ACT test date with Kaplan’s free ACT Prep Class from 5:00–6:00 pm on Sunday the 13th.

Monday, February 14

Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re snuggling up with your favorite person, going on a friend date, or enjoying an evening at home, we wish you a happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day.

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National Organ Donor Day

In honor of the day of love, take some time to learn about organ donation and how it saves lives!

Tuesday, February 15

Live College Admission Q&A

If students have questions about college admission, they should sign up for Prep Expert’s free webinar on Tuesday the 15th at 5:00 pm to have them answered by the experts.

Thursday, February 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Do something nice for someone else today and spread kindness wherever you go!

Free SAT/ACT & Scholarship Webinar

If students and parents miss Prep Expert’s first webinar session on bringing up standardized test scores and landing scholarships, they can tune in on the 17th at 3:00 pm instead!

Free virtual medical school admission webinar

Moon Prep’s second webinar for the month, Beat the Odds—Insider Tips for Applying to Medical School, can help students with big ambitions. Students should get ready for this one on Thursday the 17th from 8:00–9:00 pm.

Monday, February 21

Presidents’ Day

Happy Birthday to George Washington and Abe Lincoln! We know we all love a long weekend. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22

Free Parents Webinar

For parents concerned about their student’s high school grades, check out Prep Expert’s free webinar on “5 High School Hacks: Strategies to Improve Your Child's Grades in the Digital Age” on Tuesday the 22nd at 3:30 pm.

Free ACT Prep Class

If students miss the first class of the month, they can sign up for the second session on Tuesday the 22nd from 7:30–8:30 pm. 

ACT score release date

The scores for the multiple-choice portion of the February 12 ACT test date should be released today.

Wednesday, February 23

Free SAT Bootcamp

If students miss the first webinar, they can sign up for the second free SAT Bootcamp on Wednesday the 23rd from 6:30–8:00 pm.

Friday, February 25

ACT Regular registration deadline

Today is the Regular registration deadline for the April 2 ACT test date.

SAT or ACT? Tips for Deciding and Top Study Resources: Before your students register, make sure they know which test they should take and what kind of resources they can access for studying.

Monday, February 28

Maha Shivaratri

This holiday, which goes into Tuesday, is a major Hindu festival honoring the god Shiva. Wish your Hindu peers a Happy Maha Shivaratri!

CollegeXpress easy monthly scholarship deadline

Remind your students to register on CollegeXpress and answer one question to be entered to win our $2,000 Thank You for Being a Friend Scholarship Contest.

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