Win a $5,000 Scholarship

Applying to college?
Use our 4-step guide.

Not sure where to start? Try this.


Keep your college planning on track

Learn about preparing, applying, and paying for college.

Your September Checklist

View College Planning Calendar

Create an Application Spreadsheet

Start tracking your college list, application deadlines, and requirements in a spreadsheet.

Register for the October ACT®/SAT® Exam

Still looking to improve your scores? Register now to grab a test date in October.

Talk With Your Counselor

Ensure you are on track to meet all your requirements for graduation and ask for input on your college list.

Ask for Recommendations

Ask teachers and other mentors for letters of recommendation for college. Pick adults that have an intimate knowledge of your work and can write with specificity.

Win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover® Student Loans.

Both students and parents are eligible.