Senior Planning

Planning for the future while working on finishing high school requirements can be a challenge. Our Guidance Department is here to help, from guiding you through a graduation plan to helping you register for college and providing resources and ideas for college funding. We encourage all seniors to meet regularly with their counselor; we’re armed with the information you need and happy to help.

Susan Lewis
Guidance Counselor

Senior Checklist

Make sure your senior year stays on track with our helpful checklist.

  • Take the ACT at least once. North Delta is a national test site for the December, February, and April tests. Register early if you plan on taking the ACT at North Delta; our slots fill up quickly!
  • Narrow your list of colleges/universities, then visit their websites and campuses. Our annual College Day happens every fall and is a great place to gather information on area colleges. Don’t forget, we also allow our seniors two college visit days to tour campuses and meet with department representatives. Just notify your teachers at least three days in advance of your planned visits.
  • Apply for admission to your top college/university contenders, and complete a FAFSA, whether or not you think you qualify for financial aid.
  • Start searching out scholarship opportunities, and remember to review those deadlines! Many scholarship deadlines occur before December first. Be sure to check your favorite colleges/universities for tuition discounts and awards, too. And never pay for scholarship information! It is readily available online for free.
  • Apply for MTAG, MESG, and HELP (Mississippi scholarship/financial aid programs). You do not have to submit a FAFSA for these programs. 
  • If you are not planning to attend Delta State, and you took qualifying dual enrollment classes, you will need to send a transcript request to the DSU registrar after graduation. Request your transcript for dual enrollment classes be sent to the college/university you plan to attend.