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Junior 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.


Steps To Apply

  • Take the PSAT. Make sure you’re signed up to take the PSAT in October. This may qualify you for several scholarships and is great practice for the SAT.
  • Sign up to take the SAT/ACT. Register to take the SAT/ACT in the spring. Ask your counselor or adviser about getting a fee waiver if you are having difficulty paying the registration fee.
    Helpful websites: SAT RegistrationACT RegistrationShould You Take the ACT or the SAT?,GenTX Rock Your Future
  • Download applications. Begin downloading and familiarizing yourself with applications from those colleges to which you plan to apply.
  • Start your college essays. Begin drafting essays for your college applications, and have your mentor, counselor, or college adviser review them.
    Helpful websites: Writing a College Essay
  • Sign up for summer programs. Apply to participate in summer enrichment programs, internships, and/or youth leadership programs.