Meet with your counselor – Make sure you have all the credits needed for graduation. Course selection is very important to colleges; they want to see you challenging yourself academically.
Test –Use your 11th grade PSAT as a baseline score to prep for spring’s SAT and ACT. PSAT will indicate areas of strength and weakness that you can work on before taking the SAT or ACT.
*If you regularly receive accommodations on tests, contact your counselor for information on applying for appropriate accommodations on SAT and ACT.
Take a SAT/ACT prep class. Last chance to re-test SAT or ACT
Keep making good grades – avoid senioritis as colleges will get a copy of your final transcript.
Stay involved. This is a great time to mentor underclassmen.
Arrange for your final college visits
Apply to several colleges. Each college has a different application fee so be aware. Choose one college that is your “reach” school, one that could go either way, and apply to one “safety” school at least.
Once you have gotten accepted, apply for scholarships and housing
Record all deadlines on your envelope or calendar
Spring -Financial aid – Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)