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High School Planning Timeline
College Freshman Year
All 9th grade planning steps are shown.
High School Planning steps are highlighted.
Now that you're in 9th grade, it's time to get serious about your post-secondary plans.
By starting early, you'll be better prepared.
Explore Programs and Majors
Don't neglect your study habits!
Keep up the good work, and continue to improve your study skills.
Successful Study Techniques
Add to or open a college savings account
Every bit you and your parents put aside for college helps when it’s time to enroll.
NC 529 plan
Talk to your school counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.
If you're not sure if college is the best option for you, talk to your counselor.
Use Your Plan of Study to keep track of your courses and grades.
Invite your counselor to view Your Plan of Study
Your Plan of Study
Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in.
Create a file of the following documents and notes:
report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work.
Find out about AP and other honors-level courses.
Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.
How are you spending your summer?
Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea about what kind of training or career would be right for you.
Student Enrichment Programs
College life can be a big change — you're on your own!
Try taking some small steps towards independence this year, perhaps with more responsibility around your house.
Getting Ready For College
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