High School Sophmores
College Planning Checklist
Check off each item as you complete each suggestion.
In The Fall
√ Meet with your counselor at the beginning of the school year and continue dialogue of your college plans. Review your schedule.
√ Keep your calendar current with important dates and deadlines.
√ Go to college fairs in your area.
√ Sign up for extracurricular activities – aim for leadership roles.
√ Sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT, which is given in October. Ask your counselor which date it is offered at your school. Get free online PSAT/NMSQT practice.
√ Talk to your parents and your college planning advisor about financing college.
In The Spring
√ Sign up for college preparatory courses.
√ Take AP Exams in May.
√ 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.
√ Plan to visit college campuses to get a feel for your options. Start with colleges near you.
√ Finalize your summer plans.
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