Financial Aid Timeline for High School Juniors
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Meet your guidance counselor
Register for the PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Encourage your family to begin Financial Aid Planning
Purchase or borrow college reference books
Get motivated and think about extra-curricular and community service activities
Memorize your Social Security Number
Take the PSAT
Study hard and keep your grades up
Volunteer your services in a career field that interests you--internships are often helpful and build strong resumes
Research career paths and opportunities
Visit a science, art or history museum
Eat turkey or Tofurkey!
Use PSAT results to begin to review or determine your range of college choices
Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss college options. Find out which College Admissions tests are required (SAT, ACT, ACH) for the schools that you're considering
Consider and research College Board review courses or videos
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Register and study for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Register and study for the American College Test (ACT) and Achievement Test exams (ACH), if necessary
Talk to your guidance counselor and family to further research your career field
Look for local college fairs around your area
Look into interesting and challenging summer courses, jobs or internships
Meet with your guidance counselor and narrow your list of college choices to five or six schools
Continue to study for college boards (SAT, ACT, ACH)
Take the SAT, take the ACT and ACH if required by your school(s)
Request college catalogs and applications from the five or six colleges you've selected
Plan your senior school year course and activity schedule
Get a summer job
Plan a vacation!
Arrange for initial college interviews and visits
Do something inspiring!
Keep up the extra-curricular activities and community service work
Continue college and scholarship research
Visit potential college campuses
You are encouraged to explore all scholarship, grant and federal borrowing options before applying for a private loan.
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