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Consider signing up for an ACT preparation
class. Bevill State Community College and
Northwest Shoals often offer such classes.
If you have not already taken the ACT, take
this fall. Register at ACT.org. Have your
ACT score report sent to schools to which
you will apply. Ask colleges for application
forms, scholarship information, and
financial aid papers. Check with the
counselorís office for scholarship
information. Update resume with list of
honors and extracurricular activities.
Complete college applications. Obtain
written recommendations from counselor,
teachers, and individuals in the community.
The first deadline for early admission for
many colleges is in November. Register for
the December ACT test if necessary. Schedule
Call admission offices of
to which you have applied and ask if they
have received all necessary materials to
process your applications for admission or
for scholarships. Most colleges will send
confirmation that all materials have been
Continue to mail applications, transcripts,
recommendations, and scholarship
applications to colleges.
Encourage your parents to file their income
taxes so you will have the necessary
information to complete the FAFSA (Free
Application for Student Aid). If you
qualify for a Pell Grant, this is FREE money
and is distributed on a first come, first
serve basis. Log on to the FASFA
website to apply for a Federal Aid Pin
Number. Both parent and student must have a
PIN number to complete the FASFA.
Continue to call admission offices of
to which you have applied to stay in contact
and ask questions.
as soon as possible online. Continue to
study diligently and make good grades.
Complete applications for admission,
scholarships, and financial aid.
Request a final transcript to be sent to
your chosen college. Your file cannot be
completed and you will not be allowed to
register for college course until your final
transcript is received. Be sure to let any
local organization that awarded you a
scholarship know where you will be attending
Apply EARLY!!! Watch for deadlines. Visit
colleges to find out more about majors and
scholarships. READ, READ, READ! Write
essays. And, most importantly--watch out for