- Read: High School Seniors: Preparing for Your Next Step After High School
- Familiarize yourself with our list of College Admissions Do's and Don'ts.
- Review college materials, college guidebooks, and other resources to narrow your college list. Use our College Planning Resources to find all the online guides you'll need.
- Begin to finalize list of colleges with your family and guidance counselor.
- Consider visits, overnight stays, and interviews at your top college choices. Visit (personally or virtually) any colleges you have not already seen.
- Register for one last shot at the SAT or ACT if you haven't taken one of them yet -- or if you aren't happy with earlier scores. And be sure to take the SAT Subject Tests, if required. (You might need to take the TOEFL test)
- Begin thinking about teachers or counselors who would be willing to write strong letters of recommendation on your behalf. Ask you teacher or counselor to look up the sample questions in the file page for guidance.
- Continue brainstorming ideas for your college essays.
- Request (or download from college's Website) any applications that you do not have. Be sure to review each college's application requirements carefully.
- Attend college fairs for one final review of college choices.
- Request key financial aid scholarship information from y
- Stay focused on grades.
Ask you teacher or counselor to look up the sample questions in the file page for guidance.
Keep track of due dates (Check calendar page on this site)