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Freshman College Planning Checklist

If you’re a freshman in high school, it’s not too early to start planning for college.

At this point, you should be halfway through your first year. I found a couple of lists online and put the best advice on one list. Here’s the  list:

  • Take the most challenging courses available. Ask about honors courses and freshman geometry if you can handle it. 


  • Study hard, and don’t be shy about seeking help from teachers 


  • Consider taking the PSAT.


  • Begin working on your college and career portfolio. 


  • Get involved in extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. 


  • Read as much as you can


  • Start planning for your sophomore year course load. 


  • Be sure to spend the summer productively. Participate in a summer program, or take additional academic courses. 


Other lists to check out to help you with your college planning: checklist 

Ivy wise checklist

Leave a comment on what you have done so far on this list. 



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