* Register for and take the PSAT (pre-SAT) and/or PLAN (pre-ACT) tests.
* Increase your commitment to extracurricular activities (join clubs and/or do voluntary work) so you will stand out on your college applications.
* Create a college calendar to keep track of important dates and deadlines.
* Get familiar with college planning and the admissions process so you'll know what to expect before college.
* Discover unique tips on how to organize your college prep activities.
* Start your essay prep by writing often now, so you can reap the benefits later.
* Capitalize on college planning resources and learn more about colleges and universities.
* Consult your counselor to make sure you are prepped for junior year classes.
* Expand your knowledge about prospective schools by attending college fairs and information sessions.
* Plan a solid summer filled with volunteering, internships and of course, fun.
* Ask your counselor or teachers about AP testing to see if you're ready to take AP classes or sign up for the AP exam.
* Talk with your family about creating a college budget.
* Secure a summer job and build credentials while having fun!
* Enroll in ACT or SAT prep over the summer while you still have free time (you can also prep online at CollegeBoard.org
* Visit college campuses to see which types of schools appeal to you.
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