Class of 2021
Dates To Remember

Summer 2020

Create Common Application account

If you haven’t already done this, now is a great time to get your application started.

August 21, 2020

Plan to attend intro
to Xello workshop

Look for invitations
in your HHA email

August 29, 2020

Senior Application Seminar (Virtual)

  • Introduction to Xello, the school’s new college application platform
  • Speaker: Dr. Noah Pittman, Assistant Dean of Enrollment, University of Arkansas Honors College
  • Speaker: Audrey Crum, University of Tulsa, College essay coaching (invited)
  • Career workshop
September 2020

Finalize plans for letters of recommendation from teachers
Request letters through Xello

October 1, 2020

Free Application
for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA is often required by institutions in order to receive merit or need based aid

Financial Aid Night
Virtual unless otherwise noted)

November 15, 2020

University of Arkansas
priority application deadline

You may continue to apply after this date, but may lose out on scholarship opportunities

  • College presentations will be held virtually on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons (4:30pm-5:30pm)
  • Once the website has rolled over to the new season, submit your application for the ADHE scholarships
  • Many institutions are revising their application deadlines. Please refer to the specific websites of each institution for the most up-to-date information.
  • The future of ACT and SAT testing is uncertain. Please refer to those websites for the most up-to-date information.
  • Work on your essays.
  • Schedule time to meet with us to review your essays and applications.

Fall 2020 Application Timeline

Dear Class of 2021: 

As we begin this college application season, we encourage you to make note of a letter submitted from over 300 Deans of Admissions regarding what to prioritize during the upcoming college application process. Self care! The number one item colleges admissions officials are concerned about during this time of epic uncertainty is that you are taking care of yourself. 

Please be on the lookout for future notices regarding scholar wellness and ways to take care of moving forward through the year.  Service to others, caring for your family, and extracurricular summer activities were listed as the other most important aspects of your experience. There are many ways these might have been done over the past year.

We have been advocating for you. Many merit aid scholarships are dependent on scores of exams that have not been available. Haas Hall Academy submitted letters to the regional representatives of the state legislature and Chancellor Steinmetz at the University of Arkansas, requesting reconsideration of the qualifications for state and university scholarships. Many institutions have gone test optional or test blind. 

Please know we are here to help you! Feel free to reach out by email or schedule a time using the links provided. A list of important dates to remember is listed below. More information about those events will be forthcoming.

Congratulations! We look forward to working with you during this exciting time of your life.


Dr. Ashley Binns
Ms. Bethany Culpepper

Schedule A Presentation

Some of the finest universities and colleges recruit our scholars. Our scholars are highly prepared for the academic challenges that wait them in their higher educational pursuits. To make a presentation or to recruit our scholars on our campuses please contact the following outstanding members of our academic team.

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Dr. Ashley Binns,
Fayetteville & Springdale campuses
[email protected]

Ms. Bethany Culpepper
Bentonville & Rogers campuses
[email protected]