High School Freshman
College Planning Checklist
Check off each item as you complete each suggestion.
In The Fall
√ Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Review your schedule with him or her to develop a recommended class schedule of college preparatory courses. AP classes can reduce college costs.
√ Establish strong study habits and commit to a consistent study routine and work on effective time management techniques. Great grades can equal scholarships
√ Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines. Preparation reduces stress
√ Don’t forget that extracurricular activities can be an important part of your Resume of Achievement, as well as a lot of fun.
In The Spring
√ Sign up for college preparatory courses. Consider AP courses.
√ Study for May AP Exams. Get free AP preparation.
√ Look for a great summer opportunity – job, internship, or volunteer position.
√ Check with your counselor and search online for summer school programs for high school students at colleges.
√ Consider summer community service projects. Colleges look at community service as important.
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