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bullet  August 

 
 
  • Review your high school course work and activity plans to make sure they reflect the impression you want to make on college admissions officers.  (Keep
         in mind that colleges will look for challenging coursework, a strong GPA or rank, and involvement in extra-curricula's like music, athletics, service or church
         involvement)
  • Visit college campuses.  Be sure to call ahead for tour and open house schedules.
  • Start thinking about financial aid. Talk to your counselor about your college plans
   

bullet  September 

 
  • Compile a list of colleges that interest you.  Look through college catalogs and guidance publications.  You'll also find information online that describes and
         compares the different colleges
  • Try to get off to a great start academically. A good junior year is crucial in the eyes of many colleges.
  • Consider registering for the PSAT. Test results are used to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.  See counselor to register.
  • Register and begin studying for the SAT and ACT exams.
 

bullet  October 

  • SAT & subject tests - click for dates
  • Take the PSAT.  You are allowed to use a calculator for the math portion of the test, so be sure to bring it with you.
  • Take the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
 

bullet  November

  • SAT & subject tests - click for dates
  • Start investigating the eligibility requirements of the different government and private student loans.
  • Take the SAT exam if you haven't already done so.
  • Register and begin studying for the ACT exam
 

bullet  December 

  • SAT & subject tests - click for dates
  • When you receive your PSAT score report, use the score guide to help you understand and interpret your results.
  • Talk with students (older brothers and sisters, relatives, other graduates, etc.--who are graduates of colleges or who are home on break from
         colleges--ask about their experiences.
  • Register and begin studying for the SAT and ACT exams.
  • Take the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
 

bullet  January 

  • SAT & subject tests - click for dates
  • Begin scheduling visits to the colleges on your final list.  To make sure you get the most from your visits, arrange to meet with an admissions
         representative and a financial aid  officer to learn what type of aid is available.
  • Register and begin studying for the ACT exams.
  • Take the SAT exam if you haven't already done so.
 

bullet  February

  • Register and begin studying for the SAT and ACT exams.
  • Take the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
  • Start investigating private scholarships and other student aid programs.  You may be able to get funding from an organization with which you or your family
         is affiliated.  Visit some of the internet sites recommended by the Eustace Counseling Department
 

bullet  March 

  • Register for the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
  • Continue studying for the SAT and ACT exams.
 

bullet  April 

  • SAT test ONLY - click for dates
  • Look through the catalogs of the colleges that interest you most.
  • Consider taking the Advanced Placement exams
  • Take the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
 

bullet  May 

 

bullet  June 

  • SAT & subject tests - click for dates
  • Take the SAT and ACT exams if you haven't already done so.
  • If you can get a summer job related to your career interests.  Try to save money from your job to pay for college costs.
  • If you are a prospective NCAA athlete, you may want to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. For more information--www.ncaa.org
         or see the Athletic Director.
 

bullet  Summer 

  • Make college visits. Plan and call ahead for appointments. 
  • Obtain and review admission materials and applications from colleges that interest you.
  • Begin preparing essays for college admissions.
  • You may want to develop a resume of activities, honors, involvement, etc.
  • If you have identified a career area, arrange an interview with someone in that area--just to find out more information about that career and that career path.
 
 
 
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