- Meet with a college counselor: Your counselor can help you review your classes to make sure your high school course load will meet college admission requirements.
- Enroll in extracurricular activities, sports, and volunteer work to see what interests you.
- Prepare for the PSAT and take it in October.
- Add AP classes to your academic roster if you haven’t yet.
- Browse College Scorecard to see what types of schools interest you.
- Start studying for the SAT/ACT and AP exams.
- Stay on track with your classes and grades.
- Start visiting colleges to see where you envision yourself as a student.
- Use the U.S. Department of Labor’s career search tool to research your career options.
- Retake the SAT/ACT exam if needed.
- Research deadlines for the FAFSA and any available state financial aid.
- Ask for letters of recommendation, write your college application essays, and create an academic resume.
- Consider if early admissions options are right for you and complete college applications.
Overall, college counseling plays a pivotal role in starting you on the right track and keeping you on schedule until you get into your dream school.
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