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High School Students

Preparing for College: 12th Grade

You're on the homestretch. Stay focused and work hard! Here are some points to think about as a senior to help you stay on track and reach your goals:

  • Work hard all year: second semester grades can affect scholarship eligibility.
  • Apply to the colleges you have chosen. Follow the instructions and pay attention to deadlines!
  • Retake ACT or SAT tests if scores weren’t what you hoped for.
  • Encourage your parents to complete their income tax forms early.
  • Submit your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available online at, as early as possible, usually by February.
  • Review acceptance letters and compare financial aid packages. Notify the school you plan to attend of your commitment and submit any required financial deposit.