Saturday, May 27, 2017

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High School Timeline

Use this timeline as a guideline to ensure you are accomplishing everything you should on time.

Ninth Grade

q       As soon as you can, meet with your counselor and begin to discuss  colleges and careers

q       Get off to a good start with your grades.  The grades you earn in ninth grade will be included in your final high school GPA  and class rank.

q       Take PSAT in October.

q       Explore your interests and possible careers. 

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Get involved in extracurricular activities (both school and non-school sponsored).

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Talk to your parents about planning for college expenses.  Continue or begin a savings plan for college.

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Look at college information available in the guidance office.  Use the Internet to check out college Web sites.

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Tour a nearby college, if possible.

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Investigate summer enrichment programs.

Tenth Grade

 Fall

q       Take PSAT in October.

q       Become familiar with general college entrance requirements.

Winter

 q       Discuss your PSAT score with your counselor

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Get involved in activities outside of the classroom.  Become involved in community service and other volunteer activities.

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READ.  Read as many books as possible.

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Work on your writing skills, you will need them no matter what you choose to do in life.

Spring

q       Keep your grades up so you can have the highest GPA and class rank possible. 

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Ask about Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

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Continue to explore interests and careers that you think you might like.

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Begin to identify the type of college you would prefer (2-year or 4-year, small or large, rural or urban).

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Request academic requirements for admission from colleges.

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Visit a few more colleges.

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Attend college fairs.

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Keep putting money away for college.  Get a summer job.

Eleventh Grade

 Fall  

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Check your class rank.  If you grades haven’t been that good so far, it’s never too late to improve.

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Take the PSAT in October.

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Make sure you have a social security number and memorize it now.

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Seriously think about why you want to continue your education after high school so you will be able to make the best decision to meet your needs.

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Make a list of colleges that meet your most important criteria (size, location, distance from home, majors, academic rigor, housing, and cost).  Weigh each of the factors according to their importance to you.

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Continue visiting college fairs.

Winter

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Begin narrowing down your college choices.

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Discuss with your parents the colleges you are interested in attending. Examine financial resources, and gather information about financial aid.

Spring 

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Discuss the college essay with your English teacher.

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Take the SATs.

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Stay involved with your extracurricular activities.

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Consider whom you will ask to write your recommendations.  Think about teachers, coaches, or an adult who knows you well and who will write a positive letter about you.

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Inquire about on-campus summer programs for high school students.

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Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to participate in collegiate athletics.

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Apply for a summer job or internship.

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Be prepared to pay for college applications and testing fees in the fall.

Summer 

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Visit the campuses of your top-five college choices.

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Register for the SATs if you plan to take them in the fall.

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Continue to read books, magazines, and newspapers.

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Volunteer in your community.


Twelfth Grade

        

Fall

q       Keep working on your grades.

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Take SATs again.

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Talk to parents, counselors, and teachers about your final college choices.

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Keep track of application deadlines for admission, financial aid, and scholarships.

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Attend open houses.


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Get your recommendations from teachers or coaches.

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Fill out applications and submit to guidance office.

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Mail or send electronically any college applications for early-decision admission by November 1.

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If your college needs your 1st quarter grade report, request this from the guidance office.

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Aim to have all applications for admission out by Thanksgiving break.

Winter

q       Have your parents fill out the FAFSA.

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Investigate scholarship information.

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Follow up to make sure that the colleges have received all application information, including recommendations and test scores.

Spring

q       Watch your mail for acceptance notification and financial aid awards.

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Bring all letters of acceptance and scholarship to the guidance office so it can be copied and kept on file.

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Make your final choice and notify all schools of your intent by May 1.

 

Adapted from:  www.educationplanner.com