High School Timeline

Be prepared as a high school student for a future college education. 



  • Schedule an appointment with your school counselor to discuss career goals.
  • Earn the best grades you can.
  • 取 most challenging (but appropriate) courses you can.

Sophomore Year

  • Stay in touch with your school counselor.
  • If your school offers it, take the P坐 or PLAN in the fall.
  • Earn the best grades you can.
  • Continue to take the most challenging courses you can.
  • Talk with you counselor, and schedule testing for the 行为 和/或 .
  • Prepare for the 行为/坐 by visiting TestPrepPractice.
  • Begin gathering information about financing college, and speak with your parents about your options.
  • If you are an Oklahoma resident, find out if you qualify for Oklahoma Promise (aka OHLAP) and sign up with your guidance counselor.

Junior Year Fall Semester

  • Junior year grades are important; stay focused!
  • Gather all the information you can about colleges.  
  • Continue to remain involved in activities; try to move into positions of responsibility or leadership.
  • Prepare for the 行为/坐 by visiting TestPrepPractice.
  • 取 行为 和/或 .
  • Develop an initial list of colleges in which you show the most interest.

Junior Year Spring Semester

  • Schedule a meeting with your school counselor to begin the college process.
  • Make some preliminary visits to colleges during fall and spring Preview Weekends.
  • Attend as many college fairs 尽可能.
  • Research colleges, collect and organize information.
  • Contact admissions offices of colleges you are interested in, ask questions and get to know the admissions counselor.

Senior Year Fall Semester

  • Don't forget how important your grades continue to be: the first semester/ trimester is critical. 
  • Get recommendations from teachers, counselors and other influential people in your life.
  • 夺回 行为 和/或  as many times 尽可能 and prepare at TestPrepPractice.
  • Be certain of all deadlines for application, scholarships, financial aid, housing, etc.
  • Send applications to the top three schools on your list.
  • Have your High School send transcripts to the colleges for which you applied.
  • Remain involved in activities which you enjoy, assume leadership positions and more responsibility.

Senior Year Spring Semester

  • Early January, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send to your top three schools.
  • Get involved with college life by attending as many events 尽可能.
  • Wait for acceptance letter.
  • Wait for financial aid award letter.
  • Complete any financial aid-related forms. Sign and return the award letter by the requested deadlines.
  • Call your Financial Aid Counselor to verify and answer questions.
  • If accepted, complete housing applications and return dorm fees by requested deadlines. 

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