Narrow your list of colleges. Get an application and financial aid form from each.
Visit as many campuses as possible.
Create a master calendar which includes:
Test dates, fees and deadlines
Application due dates
Financial aid application due dates
Submission of transcripts and other materials due dates
Dates by which you need to have signed recommendations
Finalize the list of colleges and universities to which you will apply.
Begin to fill out admissions applications and work on your application essays.
Update your resume, highlighting accomplishments and work experiences
Research scholarship opportunities and request application materials.