Your big future begins with you — it’s your journey.  

Visit for a self-assessment tool and resources to help identify a potential career path, find information about financial aid and search for colleges.

Summer before Junior Year

  • Register for SAT or ACT Test
  • Begin creating list of colleges/universities
  • Narrow down your list of schools to those you intend to apply to about 6-10 schools
  • Register to take  SAT or ACT Test in August or Fall
  • Pick an Elite Tutoring Academy SAT/ACT Prep Program


Junior Year

  • Strive for A’s and B’s
  • Choose courses that will give you college credit
  • Continue being involved and taking on leadership positions
  • Take PSAT (October)
  • Consider enrolling for additional SAT/ACT Prep instruction, either private or group
  • Attend College Fairs
  • Visit all the colleges you’re interested in attending
  • Request letters of recommendations from teachers  


Summer before Senior Year

  • Finalize list of colleges that you are applying to
  • Complete applications
  • Continue being involved in activities
  • Search for and complete applications for scholarships


Senior Year

  • Submit all college applications
  • Follow-up with applications
  • Submit Financial Aid Forms


Senior Year – Spring

  • Watch for notifications from colleges
  • Make your final decision – MAY 1st
  • Follow up with financial aid information
  • Complete any enrollment paperwork, financial aid paperwork and housing paperwork

Important:  Students are responsible for requesting their SAT and ACT scores be sent directly to colleges at or to be official.