TEN STEPS For College
Step One: Plan Your Finances, Now! Cost won't limit your college
options! In this Step, you will find a Financial Aid Worksheet,
and advice on saving for college. A good student can find the
money to pay for college.
Step Two: Determine Your Strengths Get to know yourself and your
potential college matches using the Strength Assessment Worksheet.
Step Three: Get Good Grades In Tough Courses Use the Ideal High
School Curriculum to plan for admission to the college of your
Step Four: Make Tests Work for You Learn to see standardized tests
as opportunities to showcase your talents and interests. In this
step, you will find the recommended Testing Schedule for grades
Step Five: Excel Outside of Class Pursue your passions and let
colleges know you will contribute to their community. The Spiritual
Qualities of Excellence printout will help you evaluate your areas
Step Six: Find the Right Schools for You Find out how to select
and compare schools in order to find the one that best fits your
interests and strengths. The Comparative College Requirements
Worksheet will help you research and compare your favorite institutions.
Step Seven: Read, Write, Visit Prepare for admissions interviews
and assess colleges on those all-important campus visits. The
College Visit Summary Sheet will allow you to standardize your
notes for each school you visit.
Step Eight: Find Yourself in Their Pie Chart Learn how colleges
select a well-rounded class of interesting students. Determine
your competitive advantages with the Pie Chart Analysis.
Step Nine: Present Yourself Successfully A well-written application
essay; strong recommendations, and creative consistent marketing
can help you gain admission to the college of your choice. The
Personal Writing Worksheet will help you formulate some ideas
for your writing.
Step Ten: Choose, Apply, Enroll Learn how to make your admission
decision and your transition to college. The Admissions Decision
Questionnaire will help you make your final choice.
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