Freshman and sophomore years of high school
- Become familiar with college entrance requirements.
- Think about reasons for going to college and characteristics of schools that are important to you.
- Plan high school course selections to meet recommended college preparation courses.
- Attend college fairs in your area.
- Get more involved with extracurricular activities in your school and community.
- Prepare for school entrance exams. Take the PSAT and PLAN now in preparation for next year.
Sept. - Aug.
- Request information from schools and colleges such as admission viewbooks, financial aid and scholarships brochures and housing options.
- Attend college fairs/open houses/school visits in your area or schools you are considering.
- Meet with your high school guidance counselor to review your college plans.
- Take the PSAT for a chance at the National Merit Scholarship.
Jan. - Mar.
- Consider taking Advanced Placement courses and exams in your senior year schedule. AP courses and tests can earn you college credit.
- Identify important factors in selecting a school or college.
Feb. - June
- Register for and take college admission exams - the SAT and/or ACT.
Mar. - Aug.
- Continue to review your college list to narrow it down to the top choices.
Aug. - Dec.
- Apply to the colleges of your choice.
- Re-take the SAT or ACT if necessary.
- Talk to your guidance counselor about local scholarship opportunities and search for other scholarships.
- Once admitted to WSU, complete and submit the scholarship application.
Jan. - Apr.
- Make final decision.
- Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. WSU's priority deadline for incoming students is Feb. 15 of your senior year.