Checklist / Roadmap

College Timeline

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 - 8:06 AM CST



Make a list of priorities for your college experience


  • Location
  • Academic and degree offerings
  • Dorms and housing
  • Recreational activities, events


Prayerfully consider the college of your choice; learn more about your favorite colleges from your sources


  • College students and alumni
  • College web site and social media pages
  • College fairs and promotional material



Narrow your college choices


Visit colleges you have selected


  • Tour of the campus
  • Attend chapel
  • Eat in the cafeteria
  • Meet professors
  • Spend the night in the residence halls


Take the ACT/SAT. Refer to your guidance counselor for help in taking the test






Summer Beforehand

  • Begin your scholarship search (start here!)
  • Type a rough draft of your admissions and scholarship essays to include with applications




  • Submit applications to the colleges you have chosen
  • Complete any scholarship or financial aid forms in addition to interviews/audition dates
  • Consider retaking the ACT/SAT if you think you can improve your score




  • Make your final college decision, if at all possible
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Fill out your housing/roommate application. You'll probably need to put down a deposit
  • Based on the financial package from your top schools, determine college and living expenses







Summer Beforehand

  • Ask the college admissions counselor if you can register early for your classes
  • Plan your arrival based on campus opening
  • Get ready...You are about to embark on an amazing journey!






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