Applying to college? Things to do in October

Are you planning to attend a 4 year school next year? About.com suggests these things to focus on during October.October

  • Take the SAT or ACT.
  • Narrow your school list to 6 – 8 schools.
  • Attend college open houses and virtual tours.
  • Research financial aid and scholarships. Don’t forget to check if your parents’ employers offer college scholarships for employee children.
  • Get feedback on your college essays from a guidance counselor and a teacher.
  • Request your GED/TASC/HiSET and high school transcript and check them for accuracy.
  • Keep track of all application components and deadlines: applications, test scores, letters of recommendation, and financial aid materials. An incomplete application will ruin your chances for admission.

 

Credit: http://collegeapps.about.com/od/admissionstimeline/tp/12th-grade-timeline.htm