There are certain steps you can take every year that will keep you focused and on track toward getting accepted to the college you want.
- Visit your High School Counselor and Career Center. They will give you invaluable information specific to your high school planning and the application process.
- Create "College Search" binder or folder. Exploring and applying to college involves a lot of paper, between viewbooks, acceptance letters and financial aid forms. You will want to be organized.
- Start thinking about college characteristics that are important to you. While these might change over time, they are a great tool to narrow down the schools that you might be interested in.
These pages explain the process year by year, organized by who you should talk to:
This calendar gives an overview of the academic year and important deadlines for most private colleges in Washington: