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Freshman Apply Checklist

There’s no way around it: going to college means filling out forms. Lots of forms. But don’t worry. We’ve gathered all the best resources into one handy checklist to help you navigate the application process. Whether it’s registering to take the SAT/ACT or applying for a fee waiver, these tips will help you on your path to higher education. Print a pdf version of the checklist and mark the boxes off as you go to ensure that your applications are complete and that you are on track to meet colleges’ deadlines.

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Steps To Apply

  • Consider taking the PSAT. Talk with your counselor or college adviser about registering to take the PSAT for practice. Registration takes place in the spring of your sophomore year, and the test takes place in October of your junior year.
    Helpful websites: About the PSAT/NMSQT 
  • Sign up for summer programs. Apply to participate in summer enrichment programs, camps, internships, and/or youth leadership programs. Not only are summer programs a great way to meet new people, but they can also help you prepare for college.