Seniors…it’s time to start the admissions process!
College may still seem far off, but admission deadlines will start hitting this fall. Follow these steps to stay on track:
Contact your top colleges NOW and ask about deadlines and the process for applying for admission, college-based scholarships and financial aid.
Apply to your top 3-4 colleges before the deadline. Along with your application, the colleges will require your high school transcript, class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT score. They may also request a list of your extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, an essay, and an interview.
Update your Activities Resume. Because extracurricular activities are an important part of the admissions application, keep them up-to-date by using the Activities Resume at My.EducationQuest.org.
Contact your admissions representative periodically to stay informed about deadlines and campus activities.
Attend a Financial Aid Program to learn college funding options
Juniors and seniors – to learn about financial aid and other college funding options, attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program with your parents or an adult who can help you with college planning. Find dates and locations in the Upcoming Events section at EducationQuest.org.
Juniors…start researching colleges
If you can narrow your choices by the end of your junior year, your senior year will be less stressful. Here’s how to get started:
Review College Profiles at EducationQuest.org for information about colleges in Nebraska and across the country. If you’re interested in going to an out-of-state school, check out the Midwest Student Exchange Program at http://msep.mhec.org.
Meet with college representatives who visit your school, and then visit the websites of the colleges that interest you to learn more about the schools.
Once you’ve narrowed your choices, schedule campus visits. Try to visit in the spring of your junior year while colleges are still in session.
November “To Do” List
Juniors and seniors…complete these tasks in November to stay on the path to college!
____ Seniors, register by November 2 for the December 8 ACT.
____ Seniors, register by November 1 for the December 1 SAT.
____ Apply for scholarships. Visit free sites such as ScholarshipQuest at My.EducationQuest.org.
____ Meet with college representatives who visit your school.
For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation: