Quick "June" Monthly Checklist

june task for HS seniors

Use this checklist to review those tasks that should be completed by the start of June:

  • If you have accepted admission to your college of 1st choice, notify all other colleges of your decision not to attend.
  • Respond to all requests from the college you will be attending. Request information on fees, tuition, housing, etc. Get the due dates and the amount of fees required.
  • If you are on a waiting list for a school you would like to attend, contact the school to let them know you are still interested. Keep your channels open.
  • Have you found that summer job?
    link to our student jobs
  • Financial Aid Options
    View our summary aid charts of financial aid options:
  • Develop Good Credit Management Skills. View these important tips on:
  • You would likely need a computer for school. Check out this complete reference line of computers and computer peripherals and software.
    computer needs and recommendations

Establish Housing

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Need to finalize your housing arrangements.

More "Ready for College" Notes

Get yourself ready

Start getting yourself ready for college:
download this FREE moving-to-college checklist
references our college moving center

 

Take Online Courses

Check out some online courses that you could take over the summer. Some colleges will allow credit for courses completed online. This will give you the flexibility to arrange your schedule:

Source for online learning courses:
view directory of online programs

 

Credit Management

Summary review of credit management and how to start and develop your own credit skills.

Topics include:

  • introduction: about credit
  • types of credit
  • about your credit report
  • applying for credit
  • establishing credit
  • maintaining good credit
  • repairing your credit
  • link to: SayEducate.com credit management

 

Debt Management

Learn tactics to manage and avoid debt.

Topics include:

 

Budget Management

Develop important budgeting skills while in school.

Topics include:

 

What to Do About Credit Cards:

Banks and other student loan companies will be marketing you with credit card offers. Their objective is to get you onto their credit card system so that they have you as a customer for life.

You will need a cash card for school. Many college-town merchants will not accept checks and you don't want to carry around cash. But beware! Many students get into big debts with easy use of credit cards.

 

What Type of Credit Card for School:

  • Pre-paid credit:
    see how to use pre-paid cards to manage and budget your student funds. They work just like credit cards. But they limit your spending by the amount of money you load to the card:
    view how to use pre-paid cards to manage student loans
  • Get smart:
    preview student credit cards to get an idea on what type of cards are available. Equip yourself with knowledge on what is out there to avoid getting hooked on a credit card marketing offers.

Review Your Financial Award Letter

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Let's talk about wheels . . . how are you getting around campus?

  • Find that NEW and USED car:
    our Student Shopping Plaza is working with the top car search engines on the net to find the right auto for you
  • Find a Motorcycle or Scooter:
    use our Student Shopping Plaza find a motorcycle within your budget
  • Bicycles:
    your least favorite option - but nice to have for short, quick trips
see our moving-to-college transportation plan

Get the Summer Job

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Use the summer to raise money you will need for college. Money earned can be used for tuition, housing, transportation and for fun entertainment.

If you worked last summer with a job you liked, go back and see if you can work with them again this coming summer. Or try to find a different summer job that fits your career goals:

jump over to our job center to search summer opportunities

More Job Related Sites

Summer work programs:

Internship Programs:

  • internships in your field of interest is a great way to get experience that will help you college
    internships

Assemble Your Financial Needs

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Don't wait to the last minute to assemble the funds you need to pay your tuition and housing fees on time. Those fees will be due before you start school. So add up what you have to determine how much more aid you will need.

download our student aid tally sheet for help

Be Sure to Budget Your Expenses:

Use our FREE budgeting worksheet to help you budget and manage your monthly expenses and financial aid:

jump over to our college budgeting tool


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Make It Happen!

How?

By building the discipline in four distinct character traits.

1) physical
2) educational
3) social
4) spiritual

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Making the Move!

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What do you need when you move to college?

1) bed sheets
2) toothbrush
3) cooling fan
4) medicine box
5) hand vac
6) plus so much more

Grab our college moving checklist to help you pack for the big move

FREE: Moving Checklist

Save on Textbooks

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The cost of college textbooks can run as high as $800-$1,000 or more per semester. So shop around for:

1) new textbooks
2) used textbooks
3) rental textbooks

Shop and compare best deals from multiple online merchants.

Go To Bookstore

Job Center

job center

So what kind of jobs are availabe in your study at college?

Let's take a look to see if opportunities in your field are available and what skills sets you need:

Link to Job Center

Achieving Success

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Achieving success in life requires 3 key ingredients:

1) planning
2) discipline
3) execution

Open our success module for FREE guides on these key success points.

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Helpful Tools

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How can we help with college planning?

1) planning forms
2) manage money tips
3) job search
4) financial guides
5) calculators
6) plus so much more

Jump over to our tool for college planning and financial decision making.

FREE Tools n' Downloads


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