Preparing for College: Twelfth Grade Checklist

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Continue taking rigorous courses and doing well in them. Even if you have fulfilled graduate requirements in certain areas, continue to take rigorous courses in your core academic subjects to be a competitive applicant. Senior year grades do matter. If you are applying Regular Decision, your first semester grades will be in the application.

If you qualify, consider applying to college through the QuestBridge National College Match.‚Äč

Meet with your counselor and mentor(s) to discuss your progress and future plans. Together, plan out how you will apply to college.

Use writing classes, your teachers, and/or mentors to help with your college essays.

Take the SAT/SAT Subject Tests/ACT again if you need to.