Ninth Grade College Planning Timeline

 

August/September

  • Take the most challenging courses you can.

 

  • Get involved in extracurricular activities and community volunteer work.

 

  • Get organized. Create a college access file for

    • Copies of report cards

    • Lists of awards and honors.

    • Descriptions of school and community activities, including paid and volunteer work.

 

  • Work hard in class. The grades you earn will be part of your final high school GPA and can earn you KEES money.

 

  • Register on kheaa.com for a MyKHEAA account and to receive the Your KHEAA College Connection newsletter.

        

  • Use the ILP to explore your interests and possible careers.

 

October/November/December

  • Talk with your school counselor and parents about a plan that will prepare you for college.

 

  • Research college costs and talk with your parents about saving for college.

 

January/February

  • Continue to work hard in class.

                                            

March/April

  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor and create a schedule for your sophomore year. Your counselor will set this meeting with you.

 

  • Continue to explore interests and careers.

 

  • Start thinking about the colleges you might like to attend.

 

May/June

  • Cambridge/AP students prepare to take the AP Exams for courses.

 

  • Finish out the year strong. Final grades will appear on your transcript.

 

July

  • Use your MyKHEAA account to check your KEES account and to make sure your personal information and GPA are correct. If you find an error, ask your counselor to have it corrected.

 

 

* Adapted from the KHEAA website; www.kheaa.com

 

 

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