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Step Up to College Tips

November Step Up to College Tips for Success!  

9th Grade  

  • Create a college file to save all of your notes, correspondence, and important paperwork. 
  • Use a planner to keep track of your assignments, test dates, and extracurricular activities, and to organize and prioritize your work. 
  • Begin to build your resume. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

10th Grade 

  • Start learning about financial aid and ways to pay for college. Begin to save money for college expenses. 
  • Begin to explore different careers and visit the U.S. Department of Labor website. 
  • Join clubs or teams that interest you and take on leadership roles. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

11th Grade

  • Attend information sessions with college representatives who visit your high school.
  • Attend a workshop with your parents or guardians to learn about the financial aid process. 
  • Attend free college fairs, including the Philadelphia National College Fair on October 14, and Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling Regional College Fairs throughout the year. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

12th Grade

  • Determine whether the colleges which interest you require the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE on www.collegeboard.org by searching each school's website or by calling the school's financial aid office. 
  • Attend a financial aid workshop with your parents or guardians. 
  • Visit as many of your potential colleges as possible. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

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