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Freshman Year

  • Take courses appropriate to your abilities and get the best grades possible
  • Get involved in activities that interest you
  • Develop good personal and spiritual habits
  • Create a resume, keep track of community service hours, extra-curricular activities

 

Sophomore Year

  • Continue to take courses appropriate to your abilities and get the best grades possible
  • Stay involved in activities that interest you
  • Continue to develop good personal and spiritual habits
  • Take the PSAT and review results
  • Update your Naviance resume

 

Junior Year

  • Continue to take courses appropriate to your abilities and get the best grades possible
  • Stay involved in activities that interest you
  • Continue to develop good personal and spiritual habits
  • Take PSAT and review results
  • Update your Naviance resume
  • Meet with college reps when they visit Eastern Christian
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fairs
  • List 10 Colleges in Naviance under “Colleges I’m thinking about”
  • Individual College and Career meeting during the spring semester
  • Take SAT or ACT by the end of junior year.
  • Some selective colleges will require 2 SAT subject tests.  Take these if needed.

 

Senior Year

Summer

  • Visit Colleges
  • Update your “Colleges I’m thinking about” list as needed
  • Get a a head start and begin work on college essays

Fall

  • Continue to take courses appropriate to your abilities and get the best grades possible
  • Complete the Senior Questionnaire
  • Request letters of recommendation as needed
  • Retake the SAT or ACT if it will help with admission and scholarships
  • Individual College and Career meeting during the Fall semester
  • Update your Naviance resume
  • Finalize your college list in Naviance under “Colleges I’m applying to”
  • Decide if you will apply early to any schools, make calendar of deadlines
  • Meet with college reps when they visit Eastern Christian
  • Visit college campuses
  • Attend college fairs
  • Complete FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Complete all applications and essays
  • Request transcripts to be sent at least two weeks before the application deadline
  • Send SAT or ACT scores to each college

Spring

  • After decisions come back, rank your top choices
  • Make a plan to visit your top choices (stay overnight if possible)
  • Discuss with your parents and pray about your decision
  • Make your decision and send your deposit by May 1
  • Communicate with all schools that accepted you
  • Celebrate, you did it!