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The selection of the right college for you is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is essential that you follow the steps listed below:
- Investigate what the various colleges have to offer you with the assistance of your guidance counselor and college admissions represen-tatives at college fairs.
- Narrow down your list of colleges and request appli-cations, viewbooks and catalogs during the early fall for your review.
- Complete the college application and submit it as early as possible in your senior year, but in no case later than the college's required deadline.
- Request your guidance counselor to send an official transcript of your high school record to each college to which you applied.
- Obtain the application for the November or December SAT or ACT from your high school office, and mail it six weeks before the test, indicating the colleges to which your scores should be sent.
- Take the SAT or ACT in November or December.
- Take Achievement Tests administered by the College Board in December or January, if required by the colleges to which you applied.
- Obtain the FAF or FFS forms from your high school guidance office if you plan to apply for financial aid, and ask your parents to complete it by December. Request that the results are sent to the colleges to which you applied. Check college financial aid application deadlines.
- File for student loans and any private scholarships for which you may be eligible.
- After application or upon acceptance from the colleges of your choice, arrange for an interview and campus tour, if possible.
- After notification of acceptance, make your final selection of a college that you plan to attend and follow the college's procedures which will usually include a deposit to reserve your space.