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 34Table of Contents Part I – The Academic Record...................................... 2 Admissions Criteria ..................................................................... 2 Grade Point Average (GPA) ...................................................... 2 Class Rank ...................................................................................... 3 High School Transcript .............................................................. 3 School Profile ............................................................................... 4 College Recommended Courses ............................................ 6 Four-Year High School Plan ...................................................... 6 College Tests ................................................................................. 7 Part II – College Information......................................... 9 College Admissions Terms ........................................................ 9 College Majors .......................................................................... 10 Requirements for Athletes .................................................... 11 Part III – Choosing a College........................................ 12 Determine Your Criteria.......................................................... 12 Make College Visits .................................................................. 13 Consider All Options ............................................................... 15 Part IV – High School Year by Year.......................... 16 8th Grade .................................................................................... 16 9th Grade .................................................................................... 17 10th Grade .................................................................................. 18 11th Grade .................................................................................. 20 12th Grade .................................................................................. 22 Part V – Money for College..........................................25 Financial Aid Overview ............................................................ 25 Completing the Necessary Forms ....................................... 26 Ways to Cut College Costs ..................................................... 27 Applying for Scholarships ..................................................... 28 Part VI – Additional Resources...................................30