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The Ten Steps
By clicking on the desired step below, you will be linked to related information, tools, video clips and online resources.

Step One: Plan Your Finances, Now!
Cost won't limit your college options! In this Step, you will find a Financial Aid Worksheet, and advice on saving for college. A good student can find the money to pay for college.
Video Clip: Yale University and Miami University of Ohio, discuss views on Financial Aid.

Step Two: Determine Your Strengths
Get to know yourself and your potential college matches using the Strength Assessment Worksheet.
Video Clip: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on how applications are read.

Step Three: Get Good Grades In Tough Courses
Use the Ideal High School Curriculum to plan for admission to the college of your choice.
Video Clip: University of Notre Dame on the importance of the High School Transcript.

Step Four: Make Tests Work for You
Learn to see standardized tests as opportunities to showcase your talents and interests. In this step, you will find the recommended Testing Schedule for grades 9-12.
Video Clip: Rice University, University of Wisconsin and Miami University of Ohio, reveal what test results say about you.

Step Five: Excel Outside of Class
Pursue your passions and let colleges know you will contribute to their community. The Spiritual Qualities of Excellence printout will help you evaluate your areas of excellence.
Video Clip: Vanderbilt University discusses the importance of extra curricular activities.

Step Six: Find the Right Schools for You
Find out how to select and compare schools in order to find the one that best fits your interests and strengths. The Comparative College Requirements Worksheet will help you research and compare your favorite institutions.
Video Clip: Howard University on finding a college that fits you.

Step Seven: Read, Write, Visit
Prepare for admissions interviews and assess colleges on those all-important campus visits. The College Visit Summary Sheet will allow you to standardize your notes for each school you visit.
Video Clip: University of Arizona and Vanderbilt University discuss touring colleges.

Step Eight: Find Yourself in Their Pie Chart
Learn how colleges select a well-rounded class of interesting students. Determine your competitive advantages with the Pie Chart Analysis.
Video Clip: Indiana University and Stanford University discuss how colleges build a diverse community.

Step Nine: Present Yourself Successfully
A well-written application essay, strong recommendations, and creative consistent marketing can help you gain admission to the collge of your choice. The Personal Writing Worksheet will help you formulate some ideas for your writing.
Video Clip: Stanford University on presenting yourself authentically.

Step Ten: Choose, Apply, Enroll
Learn how to make your admission decision and your transition to college. The Admissions Decision Questionnaire will help you make your final choice.
Video Clip: UPenn says no need to choose a major before applying to college.

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