You’ve been thinking about this moment for years. The end of high school is finally here. With all the excitement, however, the last few months of high school can fly by really quickly. Slow down and enjoy the time you have left, and follow these tips to ensure you stay on top of all of your responsibilities up to graduation.

Don’t completely slack off on your work

The senioritis struggle is real, but letting your grades slip can jeopardize your ability to graduate or attend the school you’ve selected. It’s not common, but colleges can rescind admission offers or alter financial aid packages if your final senior transcripts don’t live up to expectations.

Complete all school requirements

In addition to keeping your grades up, make sure to satisfy all of your graduation requirements, from community service hours to library fines. Don’t procrastinate. Check with your high school counselor or a school administrator as soon as possible and make a plan to check off any incomplete requirements to ensure you’re able to walk at graduation.

Prepare for the ceremony

Take some of stress out of your big day by securing your cap, gown and graduation tickets as early as possible. Keep an eye out for information on when and where to pick up pertinent materials, as well as your school’s policies about how many guests you can bring and whether you can decorate your mortarboard.

Tie up loose ends for college

If you haven’t selected a college and sent in your deposit, now’s the time. Carefully compare your list of schools and zero in on your top choice. If you’re still unsure — and you have the time and money —  schedule another round of visits to your top choices.

Most schools require students to make a final commitment by National College Decision Day on May 1. The sooner you make your choice, the sooner you’ll be able to put the stress of your college selection behind you and enjoy your last few months as a high school student.

Make summer plans

Summer will be here sooner than you think, so it’s best to start planning now. If you want to work, start interviewing so you can secure a position before college students are returning home to compete with you for jobs. Earning extra money can help pay for extras during the school year, as well as offset any unexpected college costs in the fall.

Celebrate safely

From prom to graduation, senior year is a time for celebration. Being able to socialize responsibly is an important skill for college, so start practicing now.

Graduating from high school is a huge milestone, but it’s also a time when you’re expected to take on new responsibilities. Enjoy your senior year, but do it with an eye toward your future.