College Planning Calendar: June 2020

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

Monday, June 1

New deposit deadline/Decision Day

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many colleges extended their deposit deadlines from May 1 to June 1. Make sure your students make their final decisions and send in a deposit by today if their school is on this list

Top National Decision Day Advice: If your students had the extra time to ponder what college is best for them but still can’t decide, here’s some advice for making the right choice. 

Friday, June 5

World Environment Day

As designated by the UN, today is a day to celebrate the environment!

List: Colleges That Offer Studies in the Environment and Sustainability: If your students have a passion for our planet, have them check out these colleges offering environmentally conscious majors.


Saturday, June 6

SAT testing date canceled

Due to the pandemic, this test date has been canceled.

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Standardized Tests: The coronavirus seems to be changing just about everything related to the college search, including the SAT, ACT, and more.

Monday, June 8

World Ocean Day

As designated by the UN, today is a day to celebrate our beautiful oceans! 

List: Colleges with Great Course Offerings in Marine Science: Have any students who are interested in the physical and biological aspects of the sea? These colleges and programs may be right for them.


Thursday, June 11

Free SAT Bootcamp

Students can hop on live with Kaplan for a free SAT Bootcamp from 7:30–9:00 pm on June 11 to get ready for the next SAT date in August.

Essential Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Taking the SAT and ACT: Have your students supplement their SAT and ACT Bootcamps with some student advice on CollegeXpress.

Saturday, June 13

ACT testing date canceled

Due to the pandemic, this test date has been canceled

Monday, June 15

Free ACT Bootcamp

Get ready for the July 18 ACT test date with another free live webinar from Kaplan for ACT Bootcamp from 6:30–8:00 pm.

Friday, June 19

ACT registrations

Today is the normal registration deadline for the July 18, 2020 ACT test date. 

Parents, the ACT, and Scholarships: What You Need to Know: Some parents get stressed if their student is taking the ACT but not the SAT because of the scholarship implications. Send them this article to put their minds at ease! 

Sunday, June 21

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there raising incredible children! We’re sending extra love to everyone who may not be able to see their kids in person this year.

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Free ACT Prep Class

If students missed the first Bootcamp webinar, they can catch up with Kaplan’s free ACT Prep Class from 2:00–3:30 pm on June 21.

Friday, June 26

ACT registration

Today is the late registration deadline for the July 18, 2020 ACT test date.


Saturday, June 27

Free SAT Bootcamp

If they missed the June 11 webinar, students can access another live SAT Bootcamp webinar with Kaplan from 2:00–3:30 pm on June 27 to get ready for the SAT.

What Should You Do if You Have a Low SAT or ACT Score?: If your students get a lower score than they wanted, make sure they have a good plan of attack if they decide to retake the test.

Tuesday, June 30

FAFSA application deadline

Today is the federal deadline to file the FAFSA for 2020 academic year. Make sure your students are checking specific deadlines for state aid, as they vary.

The Best FAFSA Advice and Resources: If your students need help understanding and filling out their FAFSA forms, here’s our best advice.

Have your students joined the CollegeXpress community yet? Refer them here! You can also visit our Counselors section and our COVID-19 resource page for more important information and updates. 

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