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 18Your To Do List Work hard to get the best grades possible When you apply to a college, you must submit a copy of your transcript (a copy of your high school record). Your transcript will include your GPA, all of the courses you’ve taken, and all of the grades you’ve received, beginning with grade nine. Your freshman and sophomore grades count just as much as your junior and senior grades! Create a college file Use this file to keep brochures, notes on college visits, report cards, copies of test scores, etc. Consider taking the PSAT as a sophomore While you should definitely plan to take the PSAT, ACT, and/or SAT your junior year, you may want to consider taking the PSAT as a sophomore. Talk to your counselor about this option. Develop your interests and be involved Participate in activities in and out of school, and do some volunteer work. Community service, such as volunteering for a local food bank or animal shelter is very worthwhile, and it’s impressive on any application. Colleges are looking for students who have something that makes them stand out. If you have a specific interest, talent, or passion, take time this year to develop it. 12