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College Information

 
PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
Freshman Year
  • Become involved in school organizations, clubs, athletics, ASB
  • Take A-G courses to meet the admission requirements of four year colleges
  • Aim for A’s and B’s in all your classes, especially for semester grades
 
Sophomore Year
  • Continue involvement in school organizations, clubs, athletics, ASB
  • Continue to take A-G courses to meet the admission requirements of four year colleges
  • Aim for A’s and B’s in all of your classes, especially for semester grades
  • Take the PSAT in October to help you prepare for the ACT and SAT exams
 
Junior Year
  • Continue involvement in school organizations, clubs, athletics, ASB
  • Continue to take A-G courses to meet the admission requirements of four year colleges
  • Aim for A’s and B’s in all of your classes, especially for semester grades
  • Take the PSAT in October to help you prepare for the ACT and SAT exams
  • Take the SAT and ACT for the first time in May/June—sign up in Expanded Horizons
  • Take all AP exams for any AP classes you are taking
  • Continue visiting college campuses you are interested in
 
Senior Year
  • Continue involvement in school organizations, clubs, athletics, ASB
  • Complete all final A-G course requirements with a grade of C or better
  • Aim for A’s and B’s in all of your classes, especially for semester grades
  • Take the SAT and ACT again in October/November/December—sign up in Expanded Horizons
  • Apply to colleges—Expanded Horizons can help
  • Fill out the FAFSA---Expanded Horizons can help
  • Apply for as many scholarships as possible
  • Visit college campuses you are accepted at to make final decision easier
  • Take all AP exams for any AP classes you are taking
 
                                         
 
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For College and Career Information, the Guidance works alongside the New Horizons Office as part of the College and Career Team. Please join the Google Classroom for your grade level (parent are welcome to join too!) to get important information related to college and careers.