Its time to apply to college you'd like to attend and to make sure you're ready for college-level work.

Review your class schedule with your counselor to ensure you meet all college-preparatory requirements.

Earn college credit in high school by taking Advanced Placement (AP), Internation Baccalaureate (IB), Dual or Cncurrent Credit, and TechPrep courses.

Attend college nights, college fairs, and other informative event.

Begin the college application process in September. Submit admissions applications no later that December. Call to verify that the college or university received your materials.

Check with your counselor about scholarship opportunites and fill out every scholarship application possible.

Get a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from your counselor, at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. The sooner you submit it, the better your chances for getting a good financial aid package.

Write to the college you have chosen to let them know you plan to atted. Write to other colleges that have accepted you to let them know of your decision so they can offer admission to another student.

Finalize college-housing arrangements, if you plan to live on campus.

See an academic advisor at college or university you will be attending, then register early.

Take part in summer orienation programs for incoming freshman.