While you are working on your GPA, taking entrance exams, and searching for the right college, colleges are looking for the most qualified applicants by sifting through information from thousands of students. Keep a personal checklist handy so you don’t miss any personal or college application deadlines.
Some of the items on your list should include--
- admissions deadlines for the colleges you are interested in
- college entrance exams registration dates
- campus visits plans
- advice from your high school counselor
The process of getting into college spans several months. The resources at Plano ISD’s Admission Readiness will help you learn about all the admission factors you need to consider when choosing the right college.
First Steps to Admissions Readiness
College Application Checklist
Utilizing your high school counselors to help plan your college experience.
20 Questions to Ask Your Counselor
SAT Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, & CLEP Testing Schedule
ACT Test Dates
Some colleges and universities have an Early Decision admission policy. Students are limited to one Early Decision application and are committed to that school once they have received their letter of acceptance, usually no later than January of their senior year.
Facts: Applying Early
Writing College Essays
College fairs are sponsored by participating colleges and universities. They are free and open to the public and allow students and parents to meet with representatives from a variety of post-secondary institutions.
National College Fairs Fall Schedule
Online College Fairs
College Fairs Checklist
Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs
Community College FAQs
Information for prospective student-athletes intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II college.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Resume Writing 101