Summer Prior to Senior Year
Take final college tours and narrow your college choices to 3 or 4. Find out about application deadlines and ask about financial aid/scholarship opportunities.
Practice writing online applications, by completing rough drafts or applications without submitting them.
Review your applications and essays with help of family, friends and teachers. Finalize and submit prior to January 1. Watch for deadlines or early priority dates.
Register to retake the ACT in the fall to improve scores from junior year.
Start applications for scholarships. Again writing and editing a rough draft prior to submission is beneficial. Watch for deadlines.
Update your high school portfolio.
Create a resume using your high school portfolio and teacher recommendations.