College Planning Calendar: November 2020

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

Sunday, November 1

Dia de los Muertos/All Saints Day

As a Mexican-originated holiday, Day of the Dead is dedicated to celebrating and remembering friends and family members who have passed on. Enjoy the festivities! 

Native American Heritage Month

Happy Heritage Month to all our Native friends! Celebrate and learn about the incredible Indigenous people of the US this month, and stay tuned for special Native American heritage content on CollegeXpress. 

Native American Scholarships: Support your Native American students trying to further their education by sharing these scholarship opportunities with them.

Month-long observances

Today also marks the beginning of Aviation History Month, Adoption Awareness Month, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Shoutout to all the pilots and engineers, adoptees, and writers out there!

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day

Today is the final day to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Get out there and make your voice heard!

Video: CollegeXpress Talks to YelloPain About Voting: Even if your students aren’t old enough to vote yet, encourage them to get informed! They can start with this voter resource blog and video in which one of the CX team members talks to rapper YelloPain about the importance of voting.



ACT multiple-choice scores released

Today is the release date for the multiple-choice portion of the October 24 ACT.

Thursday, November 5

SAT normal registration deadline

Today is the normal registration deadline for the December 5 SAT test date

Free SAT Bootcamp

Kaplan is hosting another month of free test prep webinars. Students can get ready for this SAT Bootcamp from 6:30–8:00 pm

Friday, November 6

ACT normal registration deadline

Today is the normal registration deadline for the December 12 ACT test date

Saturday, November 7

SAT test date

SAT Subject Tests are available on this test date.

Monday, November 9

World Freedom Day

Despite what the name suggests, World Freedom Day is a US-recognized holiday that commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe. Encourage your students to brush up on their history today!

Tear Down This Wall

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Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day

Celebrate the brave people who fought for our country to maintain our safety and freedom. Happy Veterans Day!

All About ROTC: How to Know if It’s Right for You: If you have students contemplating beginning a military career in college, have them check out this article to decide if it’s the right path for them. 

Friday, November 13

World Kindness Day

Spread positive vibes today by doing something nice for someone else! (Isn’t it on brand for 2020 that this international day of observance lands on Friday the 13th?) 

Kindness is magic

via GIPHY 

Sunday, November 15

America Recycles Day

This is a day to recognize the importance of recycling for our environment and the prosperity of our country. Encourage your students to recycle and help the planet!

Monday, November 16

International Day of Tolerance

As designated by the UN in 1995, the International Day of Tolerance supports the initiative to foster tolerance and understanding between cultures. 

Culture, Customs, and Different Kinds of Diversity on Campus: Encourage your students to be more understanding of other cultures by helping them learn more about cultural diversity.

Tuesday, November 17

ACT test scores released

The full ACT test scores for the October 24 test date will be released today.

The SAT vs. the ACT webinar

Students can register for this free Kaplan webinar that will help them learn more about the differences between the SAT and ACT. This one will be from 7:00–7:45 pm.

How Do I Choose Between the SAT and the ACT?: Choosing between these two standardized tests is all about figuring out testing strengths. Here’s some advice from our experts to help your students decide.

Friday, November 20

SAT multiple-choice scores released

The multiple-choice portion of the November 7 SAT will be released today.

ACT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the December 12 ACT test date.

Sunday, November 22

Free SAT Bootcamp

This is your students’ last chance for a free SAT bootcamp from Kaplan this month. Remind them to tune in from 5:00–6:30 pm

Monday, November 23

SAT Essay scores released

The Essay portion of the November 7 SAT test date will be released today.

Tuesday, November 24

SAT late registration deadline

Today is the late registration deadline for the December 5 SAT test date.

Thursday, November 26

American Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Fill up that belly with some turkey and take a well-deserved nap. 

Gobble til you wobble

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