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College Planning Checklist

College preparation can become extremely overwhelming, giving students and parents tons of anxiety. We want to let you know that you are not alone in this struggle! We’ve organized a concise list of steps to guide you through the college prep process.


Getting ready for college? There are plenty of steps that can easily be overlooked while getting ready for college. Each task is equally important! Take your time and complete each step thoroughly. Here are some of the most important things students and parents should take into consideration:


  1. College admissions test

  2. College Fairs

  3. Extracurricular Activities

  4. College Essays

  5. Completing FASFA




Next is choosing a college. Students often become confused when searching for the university to spend the next four to five years of their academic career. The process of finding the fit may be the most difficult. But with the correct amount of research and planning, students can make the decision that’ll be the most rewarding in the end. Here what you can start with:


  1. Campus visits

  2. Types of Certificates and degrees

  3. Types of colleges


Lastly, hundreds of thousands of students are buried in student loan debt due to the lack of preparation by the high


school or diminishing resources available to them. The Scholarship Expert has prepared numerous resources to help students find funding for college with the opportunity to gr


aduate debt-free! Here what we suggest when searching for scholarships:


  1. Check out The Scholarship Blueprint

  2. Book Resources

  3. Application Tips


If you have any other questions or concerns on the best method to prepare for college or how to access resources please follow us on social media at The Scholarship Expert.


Want more help preparing for college, checking out The Scholarship Blueprint for information on how you could find scholarships and graduate debt-free!