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College Planning Timeline

College Planning Timeline

EIGHTH GRADE

  • Develop a four year academic plan

NINTH GRADE

TENTH GRADE

  • Take the PSAT test (pre-SAT) for practice. 

  • Begin thinking about your interests, abilities, personality, values and what career and post-high school options might be the best fit for you

ELEVENTH GRADE

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT. This test is used for qualifying students for National Merit Scholarships

  • Begin thinking about criteria important to you (size, location, distance from home, majors, public or private)

  • Visit colleges of interest

  • Take the ACT and/or SAT

  • Begin collecting college application information

TWELFTH GRADE

  • Complete applications to the colleges of your choice before October 1st

  • Continue to take a full load of courses

  • Retake the SAT or ACT if necessary

  • Meet with your Advisor to complete the college admission process

  • Complete Financial Aid Form

  • Research and apply for scholarships and financial aid

  • Notify your Advisor of all acceptance notifications from Colleges / Universities

  • Notify your Advisor of all scholarship and financial aid notification awards

  • Make final plans about what college or university to attend and notify schools of your intent by the designated deadlines