College Planning Calendar: March 2021

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

Monday, March 1

Start of Women’s History Month, Irish American Heritage Month, and National Nutrition Month

Celebrate Women! Celebrate your Irish friends! Celebrate health and nutrition! There’s a lot for students and counselors to celebrate in the month of March.

The Best Advice for Healthy Eating in High School & Top 10 Nutrition Tips for College Students: Help your students stay happy and healthy this month and beyond with some healthy eating and nutrition tips!

SAT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the March 13 SAT test date.

ACT scores released

Today is the expected release date of the complete scores for the February 6 ACT test date.

Peace Corps Day

Encourage your students to learn more about this incredible organization. It may inspire them to be a volunteer of the world!

World Compliment Day

Give someone you appreciate a nice compliment today! It could go a long way in making someone’s day.

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Monday, March 8

International Women’s Day

Celebrate and uplift women today and every day in the future in the fight for equality! International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1975, referred to as the International Women’s Year. 

Colleges With Events Celebrating Women’s History Month & 4 Smart Tips for Women to Negotiate Salary: Empower your female students by sharing colleges to consider that are particularly supportive of women, plus some advice on how to advocate for themselves in their future workplace.


Tuesday, March 9

Free SAT Bootcamp

Students can get free help prepping for the SAT with Kaplan’s SAT Bootcamp on Tuesday the 9th between 7:00­–8:30 pm

Free financial aid and scholarships webinar

Moon Prep will be hosting a free “Winning Scholarships and Reviewing Your Financial Aid Letter” webinar to help students through the process. Students can sign up on Moon Prep’s website for this 8:00–9:00 pm session. (You can also register and watch the recording later!)

Wednesday, March 10

Free ACT prep class

Students can settle in for Kaplan’s free ACT prep class from 7:30­–8:30 pm on Wednesday the 10th.

Friday, March 12

ACT normal registration deadline

Today is the normal registration deadline for the April 17 ACT test date

Saturday, March 13

SAT test date

Students nationwide can take the SAT on March 13; SAT Subject Tests are not available on this test date. 

Sunday, March 14

National Pi Day

Celebrate the beauty and art of math with your students for National Pi Day. 

Math Majors and Potential Jobs: Support your students’ passion for mathematics by helping them envision a future career in the field!

Daylight Saving Time

Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday night. Only a few more days of winter left!

Wednesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This Irish holiday is also known as the “Feast of Saint Patrick” in honor of the death of its namesake, the patron saint of Ireland.


Saturday, March 20

International Earth Day

Today is also the first day of spring, so get outside today and be grateful for all that our beautiful planet offers us! 

6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Own Backyard: Just because we’re still social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to appreciate our planet.

Sunday, March 21

Today is the second of Kaplan’s free SAT Bootcamp sessions this month. This one will be held on the 21st from 2:00­–3:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 24

Free admission process webinar

Moon Prep is hosting one more webinar this month, this time focusing on “Understanding the College Admission Process.”  Students can get ready for this one from 8:00­–9:00 pm on Wednesday the 24th or sign up to receive the recording.  

Friday, March 26

SAT multiple-choice scores released

The multiple-choice portion of the March 13 SAT test date will be released today.

ACT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the April 17 ACT test date.

Saturday, March 27

Free ACT prep class

If they miss the first, students can still get free extra help prepping for the ACT from Kaplan on Saturday the 27th between 1:30–2:30 pm.


Monday, March 29

SAT Essay scores released

The Essay portion of the March 13 SAT test date will be released today.

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