Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Review your schedule with him or her to make sure you're enrolled in challenging classes that will help you prepare for college. Colleges prefer four years of English, History, Math, Science, and a Foreign Language.
Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines.
Use "College Search" to find out the required courses and tests of colleges that you might be interested in attending.
Go to college fairs in your area.
Sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT, which is given in October. Ask your counselor which date is offered at your school. Get free online PSAT/NMSQT practice.
If you're taking the PSAT/NMSQT check 'YES' for Student Search Service® to learn about colleges and scholarships.
Winter-Prepare for Tests
Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT score report to sign in to My College QuickStart™. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare for the SAT using a study plan based on your PSAT/NMSQT results and explore lists of suggested colleges, majors, and careers.
Talk to your counselor and teachers about taking SAT Subject Tests™ in your strong subjects this spring. Take Subject Tests such as World History, Biology E/M, and Chemistry while the material is still fresh in your mind.