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College Admissions Process
Learn about career choices
Identify your interests and skills
Define your career goals
ACT or SAT I
If your target schools require ACT, register and take ACT.
If your target schools require SAT I, register and take the SAT I.
Learn about SAT I and SAT subject tests
Check what SAT Subject Tests your target universities require
SAT Tesp Prep
SAT Subject Tests
Take SAT subject tests as soon as you complete the corresponding course work
Course Work Planning
Plan your high school course work for key subject areas such as
, and English
Research universities and colleges that offer programs of your interest
Make a short list of your target universities
Visit college campuses and talk to counselors
Decide where you probably want to apply
College Application Planning
Decide which of the universities you would like to apply using Early Action or Early Decision application
Find out how to apply -- do your colleges use the common app?
Review application requirements
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Request recommendation letters usually one from Math or Science teacher; and one from a Humanities teacher; one from your high school counselor
Make a resume or portfolio and give to the teachers who would be writing your recommendation letters
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Apply to Early Decision or Early Action universities
Find out the essays required for your colleges
Write drafts of your essay and get them reviewed by your parents or teachers
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Applications for regular admission are due by Jan & Feb of the senior year.
College admissions regular decisions are sent to students.
Common Application requires 3 personal essays. Most colleges require additional essays as part their supplemental applications.
Students are required to accept admission to one university and decline offers from other universities
Learn about the course and the test dates at
ACT test prep
Take as many honors and AP classes you can handle
Take AP tests to get college credit
Plan and do community service, preferably in an area that is meaningful to you.
Plan to write a college essay on it!
Plan Recommendation Letters
Start thinking about which teachers would be writing your recommendation letters
Plan activities and classes with those teachers so that they get to know you.
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