Planning for College

Freshman Year

  • Challenge yourself with appropriate courses   

  • Seek extra help when needed

  • Show colleges you are well-rounded by getting involved in extra-curricular activities

  • Find volunteer opportunities and begin serving others and your community

  • Begin exploring what type of career you are interested in

  • Finish semesters well by refocusing your energy during exams

  • Select a sophomore course load that emphasizes college prep

Sophomore Year

  • Take the PSAT test in October   

  • Identify what type and size of school interests you (public, private, state college, university, etc)

  • Refine your essay writing skills by writing frequently

  • Attend college fairs

  • Inquire about Dual Enrollment to see if you are eligible

  • Maintain a high GPA or take steps to improve if needed

  • Choose rigorous junior year courses that will enhance your transcript

  • Continue volunteer activities or consider getting a summer job

Junior Year

  • Study hard! Your junior grades weigh heavily with college admissions offices   

  • Take the PSAT (NMSQT) in October

  • Take the ACT prep class offered after school in November

  • Explore colleges by going on the EVA College Road Trip or touring campuses with family

  • Research college costs and tuition at schools that interest you

  • If not already doing so, get involved in extra-curricular activities

  • Take the SAT prep class offered after school in April

  • Take both the SAT and ACT in the spring

  • Compare schools and narrow options to 5-10

  • Ask for letters of recommendation

  • Prepare a college essay

  • After getting your SAT and ACT results, determine which you did the best on and make plans to take it again

  • Construct a strong senior schedule

  • Work a summer job to gain experience and earn money for college

Senior Year

  • Finalize all college visit plans   

  • Find out what the admissions deadlines are for each school on your narrowed list

  • Attend Senior Parent Meeting in September with your family

  • Take the SAT or ACT test again

  • Apply to schools before the deadlines

  • Request that the advising department send transcripts to each school that you apply to

  • Send SAT and ACT scores to all schools you apply to

  • Schedule college interviews if needed for the admissions process

  • Complete FAFSA

  • Decide which school you will attend based on the responses you have received

  • Verify financial aid with the school of your choice

  • Finish your high school career well by approaching coursework and final exams seriously

  • Send final transcript to your school by informing the advising office where you will be attending

  • Arrange housing, attend college orientation, and get a final summer job before beginning college in the fall

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