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9thStarting High School
Four years of Language Arts (English I, II, III, IV)
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9thStarting High School
Three years of Math which incorporates the equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry and a third year course in either Algebra II, or a rigorous course based in Probability/Statistics. It is highly recommended that in your senior year you take mathematics or mathematical-based science.
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9thStarting High School
Three years of Science which is the equivalent of Biology(with lab), Chemistry(with lab) and any combination of physics, engineering, environmental or earth science.
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9thStarting High School
Three years of Social Studies which includes Civics, U.S. History, World History, Geography and Economics.
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11thHigh School Junior
Make a list of your abilities, courses you want to take or areas of study in which you are interested.
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11thHigh School Junior
Focus on your preferences for campus size, number of students and location.
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11thHigh School Junior
Are you interested in sports, clubs, theatre?
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11thHigh School Junior
Do you have a career in mind? Are there particular courses which are important to entering that career?
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11thHigh School Junior
Start thinking about the cost of college and possible financial aid. This site includes a financial aid calculator.
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11thHigh School Junior

Update your resume, highlighting accomplishments and work experiences​

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11thHigh School Junior

Attend college fairs and financial aid nights if they are offered. ​

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11thHigh School Junior

Talk to you counselor about your college plans.​

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11thHigh School Junior

Register for the SAT or ACT offered in the fall.​

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11thHigh School Junior

Finalize the list of colleges and universities to which you will apply.​

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11thHigh School Junior

Begin to fill out admissions applications and work on your application essays.​

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11thHigh School Junior

Research scholarship opportunities and request application materials.

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12thHigh School Senior

Narrow your list of colleges. Get an application and financial aid form from each.​

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12thHigh School Senior

Visit as many campuses as possible.​

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12thHigh School Senior

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

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12thHigh School Senior

Finalize the list of colleges and universities to which you will apply.​

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12thHigh School Senior

Begin to fill out admissions applications and work on your application essays.​

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12thHigh School Senior

Update your resume, highlighting accomplishments and work experiences.​

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12thHigh School Senior

Research scholarship opportunities and request application materials.

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