Freshmen to Senior Timelines for Graduation!

FRESHMAN YEAR
*Meet with your counselor to discuss your four year plan.
*Ask your counselor about the ACE + program, where you can begin earning college credits in high school.
*Explore interests and possible careers through assessments (Bridges)and the Career Center.
SOPHOMORE YEAR
*Visit and utilize the Career Center.
*Set your expectations high; select challenging classes for next year.
*Get involved on campus, join or continue extra-curricular activities.
*Do volunteer work. It is rewarding and it will help with scholarship and college applications in your senior year.
*Work on improving your GPA (grad point average).

March/April
*Check out summer programs,some have college credits.
Applications are in the counseling office.

October
*Register to take your PSAT test for your Junior year.
November
*Apply for the ACE + program, where you can begin earning college credits in high school.
End of Sophomore Year/Summer
*Continue researching careers and post-secondary schools.
*Again do volunteer work. It is great career exploration, rewarding, it will help with scholarship and college applications in your senior year.
JUNIOR YEAR
*Check with your Counselor to discuss college and career plans.
*Make sure you are enrolled in the necessary college preparatory or tech-prep classes
*Keep your grades up, your GPA and class rank this is important for college admissions and scholarships.
*Visit and utilize the Career Center.
September
*Register to take PSAT in October.
October
*Take the PSAT.
Spring
*Sign up to take the SAT/ACT test.
*Start thinking about what university, community college, technical or trade school you want to attend.
*Collect information from the schools you are interested in by visiting websites.
*Speak to college representatives as they visit our campus.
*Visit campuses you are interested in when ever possible.
*Talk to people you know who have attended colleges you are interested in
*Attend college and career fairs throughout the year.
*If you are interested in Military academies start the application process now.
*Start compiling a "personal portfolio" with a resume and special accomplishments.
*Work on sample essay questions for college and scholarship applications.
End of Junior 
* Spend the Summer Visiting Colleges
*Check to see if you have met graduation requirement.
*Register for NCAA Clearinghouse if you plan to participate in Division I or Division II athletics (SAT or ACT must be taken prior to NCCA certification).
SENIOR YEAR
*Attend Scholarship/Financial Aid nights with your parents.
*Attend Follow up Scholarship/Financial Aid nights.
*Register for Universities before priority deadline dates for scholarships eligibility.
*Visit and utilize the Career Center.
August/September 
*Apply to Universities.
*Start Scholarship Searches.
*Attend FAFSA events
 October
*Attend FAFSA workshops
*Obtain FASFA Student and Parent FSAIDs.
*Begin submitting FAFSA
November
*Visit college campuses, attend field trips
January
*FAFSA should be submitted
*Take Maricopa Community College entrance exam(s).
March 
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March 1st FAFSA priority deadline.
*Sign up for Community College classes.
April 
*Sign up for University College classes.
May 
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Graduation & Celebrations!

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