Off-to-College Guide for First-Time Students

college prep college search college admittance college financial aid getting ready for college

why go to
college

making a personal assessment

what kind of
career and major

achieving success
in college

4-yr colleges and universities

community
colleges

online degrees
and programs

vocational career schools

 

what' needed to
get into college

admission tests and application forms

essays and recommendations

high school
transcripts

 

calculating
college costs

review the
financial aid process

financial aid
options

student loans, scholarships, other

 

developing
study skills

college packing
checklist

shopping for and moving to college

building
discipline

 Use This College Planning Calendar to Track Progress
High School Senior Calendar
senior september calendar  finalizing your college search
senior october calendar  preparing your college application
senior november calendar  understanding college costs
senior december calendar  submitting your college application
senior january calendar  starting your financial aid forms
senior february calendar  continuing financial aid search
senior march calendar  finding that summer job
senior calendar  see our senior calendar
Junior Calendar
junior fall semester  career major research and evaluation
junior winter semester  college search
junior spring semester  get read for college exams
Freshmen - Sophomore Plans
senior calendar  start college view and search
senior calendar  prepare your academic course