Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3421 Help select senior year courses Make sure that your child’s senior courses fulfill all high school graduation requirements, the requirements for the college(s) he/she is considering, and if necessary, the requirements for athletic eligibility. If you have any questions, contact your child’s counselor. To verify that students are continuing to challenge themselves during their senior year, most college applications ask students to list their senior courses. Even though students may want to “take it easy” their senior year, they need to continue taking academic courses. Look for scholarships Students who are hoping to get a scholarship should start looking for schol- arship possibilities as a junior. Update your child’s “Activities Record” Meet with the high school counselor Go over your child’s academic record and discuss college plans. Help choose meaningful activities for the summer Students should try to get a job or do some volunteer work in a field related to their intended major. Narrow the list of college choices Research and visit colleges over the summer. Students should have their list narrowed down to four or five colleges by their senior year. Have your child establish a permanent email address Since colleges often communicate via email, students need an appropriate, permanent email address. Continue to put money in your college savings account To get an idea of what kind of federal financial aid your child may be eligible for, go to and use the FAFSA4caster. Tip: College freshmen are often required to take a math placement test before they register for classes. In order to keep their math skills sharp, every high school senior should take a math course.