College Planning Timeline
Freshman Year
  • Pick the right mix of classes
  • Make the Grade
  • Visit your Counselor and College Advisor
Sophomore Year
  • Take the PSAT
  • Take on new roles in your extracurricular activities
  • Stay on track with your classes and grades.
Junior Year
  • Seriously start thinking about your next step after graduation.
  • Take the ACT.
  • Make a list of at least 4 colleges that you plan to apply to
  • Satisfy any athletic requirements. Make sure you’re on track if you plan to play sports in college (i.e. Clearinghouse)
  • Visit Colleges
Senior Year
  • Continue to Visit Schools.
  • Apply to at least 4 schools.
  • Meet with your College Advisor
  • Take standardized test (i.e. SAT , ACT)
  • Ask for letters of recommendation
  • Complete Applications
  • Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships!
  • Submit your FAFSA in the spring
  • Pick a school.
  • Congratulations!


Do you have more questions about this topic? Contact Ms. McGuire.