Are you thinking about going to college? Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, please browse through the College Planning Timelines, below, designed to help you prepare for college. Please note that although you can complete most of the necessary tasks in your junior or senior years of high school, you should start planning as early as the ninth grade. Not only will this improve your chances of getting into the college of your choice, but it will also make applying much easier.
Source: US Department of Education, http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
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For detailed information about the ACT Tests, registering for these tests, how to prepare for the tests, what to take with you on test day, and understanding your scores, visit www.act.org.
The SAT Tests
For information on and registering for any of the tests described below, visit www.collegeboard.org.
While the SAT itself has been redesigned, most policies and procedures remain the same.
Hot Topic: The SAT Essay Is Optional
When students register for the new SAT, they decide if they want to sign up for the SAT Essay. To make an informed choice, they should know two things: