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Step 1: This is a resource for all of your high school journey. Use this key to see when we recommend you complete each

milestone. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Step 2: Use the descriptions below to help you find the information you are looking for!

Preparing for the Journey:

Familiarize yourself with the college

requirements you need to complete by the

end of high school.

Support for Travelers:

Find out what college readiness resources

are available at your schoo.l

Traveling Successfully:

Follow these tips to prepare for college level coursework.

Funding the Journey:

Find out how you can be financially ready to

pay for college early.

Finding your destination:

Keep track of all the applications and deadlines throughout the college application process.

Bonus Stops:

Check off these extra steps to make your college application stand out!

  • I am on track to complete the A-G requirements. 11th, 12th
  • I understand the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply to a CSU or UC. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. 
  • I know that a passing score on AP exams can earn college credit in general education or lower division major courses. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I am drafting my responses to the Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) and receiving feedback. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I utilize a planner to organize my day and track deadlines. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I take on equal responsibility when working with a group. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I remember to stay professional on social media and can set limits on screen time. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I understand that dual enrollment classes can offer transfer credits for UC/CSU. 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I have joined a college access program at my school (Upward Bound, Cal-Soap, Talent Search, AVID). 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • I have at least 2 people in mind to ask for a letter of recommendation. 11th, 12th
  • I understand that colleges favor applications with extra curricular involvement such as: sports, clubs or internships. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

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