(Note: this information dates from Fall 2011, so dates and times may be inaccurate)


  • Research colleges/ universities/ vocational and technical via the Internet.

  • Register for SAT/ACT test if your have not done so and are planning on attending a 4 year college

  • Review your transcripts to be sure they meet the admissions requirements of selected school(s)

  • Know the difference between community requirements and four-year colleges

  • Start your e-App online scholarship search

  • Keep track of scholarship deadlines

  • Visit schools and colleges of interest,

  • Attend 1-2 college fairs to see what's out there.
    Mid-Willamette College Fair, Sunday, October 2, 2011,
    12 – 3 pm at Lane Community College- 100 colleges will be represented, (See Flyer)

  • If applying to a private college, find out if that college will accept the common application found at www.commonapp.org

  • Begin work on college admissions applications essays.

  • Keep a file of all college work, stay organized, write down and keep all passwords that you develop. (Keep them simple)

  • Fill out request forms for letters of recommendation to give to teachers, ASVISORS, and or employers –volunteer leader


  • Get FAFSA worksheet and begin work now on gathering necessary information

  • Visit college admissions office(s) know what is required

  • Start researching state, school and local level scholarships

  • Begin working on scholarship essays

  • Know admission deadline, talk to the schools financial aid department and see if there are school scholarships that you may be qualify for and KNOW DEADLINES


  • Register for FAFSA pin number @ www.pn.ed.gov

  • Work on OSAC scholarship applications

  • Have your documents ready to fill out your FAFSA on January 1

  • Make it to the PARENT NIGHT for January -June