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Keep your college planning on track

Learn about preparing, applying, and paying for college.

Your February Checklist

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Check on Your Applications

If you haven’t heard back within a few weeks, follow up on any applications you’ve submitted online. If the admissions office is missing materials, send them through ASAP.

Research AP® Exams

Are you taking Advanced Placement® exams? Look at previous exams online to get a feel for how the test is structured and where you may need to focus your study time.

Apply for Scholarships

It’s not too late to apply for scholarships. Keep searching. Any scholarship you get is free money to help pay for college.

Send Thank You Notes

Send thank you notes to all of the teachers, mentors, administrators, and high school counselors who helped you complete your applications, especially the people who wrote letters of recommendation for you.