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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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