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JCVA Senior Information

September 2022: Begin completing college/TCAT admission applications.

September/October 2022: Take/retake the ACT/SAT.

October 1, 2022: 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application available at Students and parents will utilize 2021 tax year information to file the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

October 2022: Complete scholarship applications, if needed (usually due Nov/Dec of Senior year).

October 5, 2022: Free ACT for seniors (Free ACT for juniors to be offered in Spring)

November 2022: Search for scholarships on,, or

November 1, 2022: This is the Class of 2023 TN Promise application deadline. Students can complete the application now at

November 2, 2022: Class of 2023 applicants can begin volunteering for the TN Promise fall 2023 community service requirement. 

December 2022: Scholarship deadline for most public TN 4 yr. universities.

December 15, 2022: Deadline to complete the UT Promise application for students that plan to attend a UT System institution fall 2023. The application is open now and can be completed here. To be eligible for UT Promise, students must meet all TN Promise scholarship requirements. Apply for UT Promise on our website by December 15, 2022, and apply for admissions at their UT institution of choice by December 15, 2022.

December 2022-January 2023: Students will attend their mandatory TN Promise meeting.
Meetings have been assigned based on high school. You can find the meeting schedule here. More information will be sent shortly regarding this requirement.

January 2023: Request mid-year transcript for Common Application, if needed.

January 2023: Check for departmental scholarship opportunities at colleges.

February 2023: Check out local scholarship opportunities.

March 1, 2023: 2023-2024 TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline for scholarship eligibility.

March 5, 2023: Deadline to notify counselor of graduation recognitions/awards.

May 2023: Remember to request that your final transcript be sent through Parchment.

May 26, 2023: Graduation practice is 9 a.m., and it is tentatively located at SHHS auditorium.

May 26, 2023: Graduation is 6 p.m, and it is tentatively located at SHHS auditorium.

July 1, 2023: Community service deadline for those using TN Promise in fall 2022.

July 3, 2023: Deadline to complete and submit 8 hours of community service to for the fall 2023 term.

Important Links

Attention, seniors! If you would like a step-by-step guide to help you through senior year, then look no further! has created an in-depth guide that will walk you through preparing for life after high school. 

Senior Year Guide 

Furthermore, is a great resource for many families and the website contains resources for students of all ages!



Last Updated: September 1, 2022