Getting ready for college starts way before you step foot on a college campus. Many students will start the planning process 2 even 3 years in advance.
Throughout the planning process, the one phrase you will continually hear is: Start your College Preparation as Early as Possible!
When Should I Start My College Planning?
You know that a college experience lies somewhere in your future. Of course, there’s a big difference between merely having aspirations and creating an actual road-map.
Planning for college can be just as much of a journey as going to college itself, so it’s wise to take it seriously by starting as soon as possible. Here’s what you should know about getting ready for college…[Read the full article]
College Prep Articles: For Students
- Get a Jump on College Life!
- 100 Tips, Tools, and Guides for Taking a Gap Year Before College
- Is College Worth My Time?
- Why Go to College
- A College Degree is Nearly a Necessity
- Choosing a College that’s Right for You
- Getting Into College: Taking the Right Steps
- Getting Into College with Poor Grades
- Start Preparing For College Early
- Tips for Starting College
- When Do I Start Preparing For College?
College Prep Articles: For Parents
- Does my bilingual teen need to take a Spanish class for college?
- How Can I Help My Teen Reach His Potential?
- Getting Into College No Longer A Numbers Game!
- College Touring – 5 Mistakes People Make Going On College Tours
- Preparing For College Tours – Making The College Maze Work For You
- College Readiness Is A Myth
- 6 Signs You’re A High Maintenance Parent
Tools for Your College Preparation
Some basic tools and aids to help with your decision making about college. Some are in PDF format and require ADOBE Acrobat Reader
- College Planning Calendar for High School Seniors
- Free Tools for Students, Parents and Teachers
- College Planning Checklist (NRCCUA)
- So You Want to Go to College-Guide to starting Your Academic Career
- College Career Guide – For 11th and 12th Grade High School Students
- College Planning Guide – US Dept of Energy
- Effective College Planning – For Students With Disabilities
- The Ultimate College Planning Guide
- VIDEOS – On College Planning
Some other websites to help as you navigate your college search.
- About.com – College Admissions Section
- College Planning Guides (from offtocollege.com)
- CollegePrep-101 – Home for all your college preparation needs
- Quintessential Careers College Planning & Career Page – For Students
- Hundreds of Heads – Because hundreds of heads are better than one
- Kathryn Hake College Planning Guide
- Federal Student Aid Student Gateway