• High School College Checklist

    Freshman Year

    ·         Be the best student you can be. 

    ·         Take appropriate challenging classes.

    ·         Develop strong study skills to better prepare for End of Course testing.

    ·         Start researching career interests on-line.

    ·         Become involved with community-based service activities and school sponsored extra-curricular activities.

    ·         Create a file to keep a record of activities and awards. This will be valuable when applying for scholarships and to college your senior year. 

    ·         Save for college.

    ·         Begin to visit college campuses over the summer.

    ·         You will receive your first class ranking and GPA in the spring.

    Sophomore Year

    ·         Continue to take challenging classes making the highest possible grades.

    ·         In the fall, sign up for the PSAT. 

    ·         Prepare for EOC testing. 

    ·         Continue saving for college.

    ·         Continue volunteering in your community.

    ·         Consider more extracurricular activities at school.

    ·         Begin research for post-secondary school with major of choice.

    Junior Year

    ·         Achieve the highest possible grades.

    ·         Attend College Night in the fall.

    ·         Sign up for the PSAT in the fall.

    ·         Discuss college plans and your future with your parents.

    ·         Attend college entrance exam preparation classes when offered.

    ·         Consult college reference books.

    ·         Prepare for EOC testing.

    ·         Register for the SAT and ACT.

    ·         In the summer, contact college admissions. Write, call, or email for admissions applications.

    ·         Take college campus tours.

    ·         Continue to save for college.


    Senior Year

    • Attend College Night.

    • Decide on the college you want to attend.

    • Obtain and complete college applications in the fall.

    • Pay attention to any information regarding deadlines.

    • Continue earning community service hours.

    • Continue to save money for college.

    • Achieve the best possible grades.

    • Frequent the counselor’s office for scholarship information.

    • Complete financial aid forms.

    • Meet college admissions by taking the ACT or SAT.

    • Obtain teacher and counselor letters of recommendation. 

    • Complete available scholarship applications located in the counseling center.