College - Tools & Checklists

College Tools and Checklists

9th/10th Grade College Planning Timeline

11th Grade College Planning Timeline

12th Grade College Planning Timeline

Transfer Students College Planning Timeline

Get familiar with your current school's transfer program.

Returning Students College Planning Timeline

When returning to college after an absence, do some self-exploration to help you determine your goals. Ask yourself questions like why do I want to go back to school? Do I want to change careers?

Checklist: Testing Tips

THE DAY BEFORE THE TEST. Think positive. A good attitude is a powerful thing. You can do this. Be confident in your abilities. It will boost your energy and drive to succeed.

Checklist: Campus Visit

You'll want to visit colleges while school is in session, but make sure to work within your high school's parameters.

Checklist: Writing a College Essay

Your college essay is all about showcasing yourself. Think about which of your strengths and interests you would most like colleges to know about you.

Checklist: College Interview

Do they have them? During what time of year? Will you be interviewing with an admissions officer or an alumnus?

Checklist: Financial Aid Application

Your high school guidance counselor will be able to discuss options for paying for college and will be a good resource throughout the financial-aid application process.

Checklist: Off to College

There's a lot to remember when packing for your first year of college. Below is a list of suggestions to help you stay organized. Talk to your roommate early and coordinate together who's going to bring what.

Checklist: Managing Academics

A planner will keep you organized and allow you to practice good time management. It can be an electronic planner if you prefer.

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