Preparing for college should begin long before the senior year of high school! The A+ College Prep Planner - The Ultimate College Admissions Planning Guide for High-School Students (and their Parents) was designed to make college planning easier for parents and students. This step-by-step guide focuses on each year of high-school and encourages 9th – 12th grade students to take an active role in their educational development and future plans to attend college. Parents of college-bound students will appreciate the easy-to-follow instructions, helpful hints, and useful worksheets designed to help students strategically prepare for and apply to college.
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Introduction to concepts that are important to college-bound students and their parents. The primary focus is on class selection, high school curriculum, and extracurricular activities.
Represents each year of high school. Each year, Freshman year, Sophomore year, Junior year, and Senior year, has its own goal sheet, and “Things to Do” check-off sheet to help keep you focused and on track during each school year.
Describes what a typical college has to offer and also describes some of the differences in expectations (socially and academically) between high school and college. Helps students figure out how to choose the school that best fits their personal style and needs.
When it’s time to start actively searching for a school, applying for scholarships, and making contact, this “How To” section provides information on how to finalize your college choices and complete the application process.
Part 5 is the College Prep Glossary. It contains a number of college-related terms and definitions.
Part 6 is the “Handy Dandy Help” Section. All of the sample letters, templates, and forms, as well as informational links to other resources, are in this section.