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 Look for scholarships If you’re hoping to get a scholarship, start looking now. Select senior year courses Make sure your senior courses fulfill all high school graduation requirements, therequirementsforthecollege(s)you’reconsidering,andifnecessary,there- quirementsforathleticeligibility. Ifyouhaveanyquestions,seeyourcounselor. To verify that students continue to challenge themselves, most college appli- cations ask students to list their senior courses. Even though you may want to “take it easy” your senior year, you need to continue taking academic courses. Tip: College freshmen are often required to take a math placement test before they register for classes. To keep your math skills sharp, take a math course your senior year. Update your “Activities Record” Add all of your junior activities and awards to your “Activities Record.” In the spring, meet with your counselor Go over your academic record and discuss your college plans with your counselor. Choose meaningful activities for the summer Try to get a job or do some volunteer work in a field related to your intended major. Narrow your list of college choices Research and visit colleges over the summer. Have your list narrowed down to four or five colleges by the start of your senior year. Establish an email address Since colleges often communicate via email, you need to have an appropri- ate, permanent email address. Continue to put money in your college savings account To get an idea of what kind of federal financial aid you may be eligible for, go to and use the FAFSA4caster.