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College Admissions Timeline

It's never too early to start planning for college. Learn goals for all of high school, and a month-by-month timeline for senior year. Make sure you know important deadlines for SATs, ACTs, and college applications. It's also important to know the significance of early decision, rolling admissions and waitlists.

What is Early Decision?
This article discusses the pros and cons of early decision in the college admissions process. Learn what early decision is, when the deadlines are, and how early decision differs from early action.

What is Early Action?
This article discusses the benefits of early action in the college admissions process. Learn what early action is, when the deadlines are, and how early action differs from early decision.

What is Single-Choice Early Action?
Learn about Single-Choice Early Action and Restrictive Early Action admission policies.

What is Rolling Admission?
This article discusses the ins and outs of rolling admission in the college admissions process.

Month-by-Month Senior Year College Application Timeline
12th grade is the busiest year for college applicants. This list will help you keep track of important parts of the admissions process.

College Preparation in 11th Grade
In 11th grade, the college preparation process accelerates. This list will help you stay on track.

College Preparation in 10th Grade
Your college applications are still a couple years off when you start 10th grade, but you need to keep your long-term goals in mind. Here are 10 suggestions for keeping on track.

College Preparation in Ninth Grade
College seems a long way off in ninth grade, but you need to start thinking about it seriously in this first year of high school

Admissions Checklist
To maximize your chances of getting into your top choice schools, you need to keep track of important deadlines and application components. This checklist will help you stay on target throughout the college admissions process.

College Preparation in Middle School
Learn how to use seventh and eighth grades to set yourself up to have the strongest high school record possible

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
Be sure to plan ahead so that your test scores get to colleges on time.

ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
Registration deadlines are about a month before the exam. Be sure to keep track of these important dates!

A Timeline for Freshman through Senior Year
College planning shouldn't begin late in high school. This timeline will help you keep you on track from the beginning of ninth grade.

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