Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6College Timeline Doing the following will help keep your college plans “on track.” 9th Grade  Work hard to get good grades. Your freshman grades will be used to figure your GPA.  Get involved in school and community activities. 10th Grade  Take college prep courses and do your best.  Increase your involvement in activities and develop your talents and skills. 11th Grade  Start checking out your college options.  Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October.  Take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring.  Meet with your counselor to review your academic record and discuss your college plans.  Make college visits in the spring and summer. 12th Grade  Take the ACT and/or SAT in the fall, if necessary.  Complete college applications.  If you need help paying for college, complete a FAFSA.